South African team are set to host Pakistan for another 5 matches ODI series. The opening encounter will witness both the limited over giants clash with each other at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. The Proteas would be hoping to continue their dominant form just like they did in test series.
The hosts won all the three test matches and whitewashed the Pakistani side in a series which was mostly considered one-sided. They won the opening contest in Centurion by six wickets and followed it with another 9 wicket victory over the visitors. South Africa wrapped up the series by 3-0 with their win in the Johannesburg test by 107 runs.
Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock have been rested in the ODI series. Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier are set to feature in this series.
Pakistan needs to rise up to the Proteas challenge and look to turn the tide in their favour. Captain Sarfraz Khan has also been heavily criticized for his captaincy and poor batting form. They have to strengthen their batting line-up in order to stand any chances against the home side. The arrival of Shoaib Malik and Md. Hafeez would be a positive sign for the Pakistani team. Md. Amir and Hasan Ali will spearhead the bowling attack.
Date: Saturday, January 19 2019
Time: 04:30 PM IST
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
League: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
The St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth offers a hard surface which will benefit bowlers with offer good pace and bounce.
Some seam movement can also be seen from the seamers with some assistance from the weather.
- The hosts have named a 14-member squad for the first two ODIs
- Dale Steyn and Q De Kock have been given rest for this series
- Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier are set to replace them
- Imam Ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman will open the inning for the team.
- Shoaib Malik and M Hafeez have joined the squad
Ground Record ODI
Total matches 40
Matches won batting first 20
Matches won bowling first 19
Average 1st Inns scores 233
Average 2nd Inns scores 198
Highest total recorded 335/6 (50 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
Lowest total recorded 112/10 (30.1 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
Highest score chased 330/7 (49.1 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
Lowest score defended 179/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Shan Masood, Usman Khan, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi
Heinrich Klaasen(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Dwaine Pretorius
Probable Playing 11
- Fakhar Zaman
- Imam Ul Haq
- Babar Azam
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Shoaib Malik
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk)
- Shadab Khan
- Imad Wasim/Faheem Asraf/H talat
- Hasan Ali
- Shaheen Afridi
- M Amir
- Hashim Amla
- Aiden Markram
- Rassie van der Dassen
- Faf du Plessis(c)
- Heinrich Klaasen(w)
- David Miller
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Kagiso Rabada
- Duanne Olivier
- Imran Tahir
Faf du Plessis(c)
Faf Du Plessis (C)
Kagiso Rabada (VC)
Hashim Amla C
Faheem Ashraf VC