PREVIEW

South Africa will host the Pakistani side for the third and final test, which will be played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The Proteas are leading the series by 2-0, which has been such a one-sided affair. Pakistan lost both the games in disastrous fashion and looked to surrender without giving a fight. They lost both the test matches by 6 wickets and 9 wickets, respectively.

Faf du Plessis will not be allowed to feature in the upcoming test, who is the only centurion in this test series. He is suspended for one match because of his second slow over-rate offence in a year. Dean Elgar will lead the side in his absence, in the final test. Zubayr Hamza is set to make his test debut for the South African side.

Pakistan needs to perform better if they want to win this test match. Their batting lineup needs to adapt to conditions and play fearlessly as they have nothing to lose. Shadab Khan can get a game in the final test as they are trying to rope in another all-rounder.

 

Team News

 

South Africa

Proteas regular skipper Faf du Plessis is facing a one-match ban and will not feature in the third test

The hosts will be led by Dean Elgar in Johannesburg

Cape Cobras batsman Zubayr Hamza is set to make his debut

Opening batsman Pieter Malan has been put on standby as Aiden Markram sustained an injury in the previous test and will have a fitness test prior to the game

Pakistan

For the visitors, all-rounder Shadab Khan is expected to get fully fit and can get a game

 

 

SQUADS

 

Pakistan – Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi

 

South Africa – Duanne Olivier, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis (c), Dale Steyn, Dane Paterson, Zubayr Hamza, Theunis de Bruyn, Vernon Philander

Probable PLAYING 11

 

PAK Playing 11

  1. Sarfraz Ahmed (c)
  2. Asad Shafiq
  3. Shan Masood
  4. Babar Azam
  5. Azhar Ali
  6. Imam-ul-Haq (Doubt: F Zaman)
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. F Ashraf
  9. M Abbas
  10. M Amir
  11. S Afridi (Doubt: Yasir Shah)

 

SA Playing 11

 

  1. Quinton de Kock
  2. Dean Elgar (c)
  3. A Markram/P Malan
  4. T Bavuma
  5. Theunis de Bruyn
  6. H Amla
  7. Z Hamza
  8. Vernon Philander
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Dale Steyn
  11. Duanne Olivier

 

FUNTUSH SAFE 11

  1. Quinton De Kock
  2. Shan Masood
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Hasim Amla
  5. Dane Elgar
  6. Vernon Philander
  7. Shaheen Afridi
  8. Mohammad Amir
  9. Dale Steyn
  10. Kagiso Rabada   VC
  11. Duanne Oliver   C

 

FUNTUSH RISKY 11

  1. Hashim Amla(C)
  2. Babar Azam(VC)
  3. Dean Elgar
  4. A Markram
  5. Shan Masood
  6. Sarfaraz Ahmed
  7. Vernon Philander
  8. Azhar Ali
  9. Hasan Ali
  10. Duanne Oliver
  11. Kagiso Rabada

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