3rd ODI South Africa vs Pakistan Preview – Stats, Team News, Players to Watch Out and More

Main players like Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and David Miller have left for India for the IPL, and skipper Bavuma will be left with a second-string team.

Sayanta Sengupta Author

Updated - 6 April 2021 12:36 pm

Match Details

Date: 7th April 2021

Time: 1:30 PM (IST)

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Live ball-by-ball Commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

South Africa staged an emphatic comeback in the 2nd ODI to draw the series and prevent the last game from being a dead rubber. This was Temba Bavuma’s first win as a captain and he certainly knows for a fact that the job is far from over. His main players like Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and David Miller have left for India for the IPL, and he will be left with a second-string team.

Pakistan were not rolled over and that is something they should be proud of. Fakhar Zaman once again proved why he is a class player as he notched up a brilliant 193 while chasing South Africa’s huge total of 341. A bizarre run-out ended his stay but his innings have been inducted in the record books.

A huge challenge is waiting for the Proteas as Pakistan will come out all guns blazing. Be it their bowlers or their batsmen, nearly everyone is contributing and that is a good sign for the Men in Green.

Team News

Pakistan

There are no injury updates right now. We will update you if there are any. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman are the players to watch out for.

South Africa

Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi have left for the IPL. SA will miss the experience of Rabada and Nortje in the bowling department.

Head-to-Head

Pakistan: 29

South Africa: 50

Players to watch out for

Babar Azam

Runs: 3714| 50s: 16| AVG: 56.3

Fakhar Zaman

Runs: 2161| 50s: 13| HS: 210*

Andile Phehlukwayo

Wickets: 73| Runs scored: 595| BBI: 4/22

Probable Playing XI

South Africa

Heinrich Klaasen (w/k),Janneman Malan Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Wiaan Mulder, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Danish Aziz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf