With T20I series decided at 2-0, Pakistan are hoping for a consolation win to end the tour on a winning note after Miller blitz demolished the visitor’s chances of winning the series.
While the tour provided youngsters with opportunities to cement their place ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2019, the team’s final combination is yet to be decided, as it looks from the team’s inability to finish off games from commanding positions.
With Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 starting from 14th February, the players, both domestic and international, would hope for some solid performances to book their places for the cricket’s biggest event this year – ODI World Cup 2019.
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Timings: 9:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time – Night
Usman Shinwari may sit out the last limited overs game of the tour due to his poor outing in the 2nd T20I, while Hafeez’s injury might also keep him on the bench. Sahibzada Farhan is likely to get a game while Mohammad Amir might also feature in the playing XI.
Pakistan Probable XI
1 Sahibzada Farhan, 2 Fakhar Zaman 3 Babar Azam, 4 Asif Ali, 5 Shoaib Malik (c) 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Shadab Khan 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Imad Wasim, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi
Having won the series, South Africa will look to press for a whitewash, however, the hosts will tinker with the winning XI, handing a debut cap to Wiaan Mulder.
South Africa Probable XI
1 GL Cloete, 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 5 David Miller, 6 Wiaan Mulder, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Tabraiz Shamsi, 9 Chris Morris, 10 L Sipamla, 11 Beuran Hendricks/Junior Dala
The Proteas have ended the red-hot run of the Men in Green, who came into the series on the back of 11 consecutive series wins. In the previous 5 meetings between the two teams, Pakistan has managed to win just one.