ABU DHABI: Pakistan and South Africa will meet today (October 6) in the third ODI off 5-matches series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, ARY News reported.
The match is crucial and both the teams will look to take lead in the series, Proteas will be more confident, as Hashim Amla back for the remainder of the tour, adding some stability in the batting lineup but their middle-order worries are likely to remain.
On the other hand Pakistan’s batting line-up have also been faltering in the middle.
Umar Amin and Umar Akmal are yet to make meaningful contributions. In their case though, it is pace, rather than spin that has got the better of them.
Dale Steyn, who has recently rejoined the squad is not guaranteed to be included in the playing eleven and Morne Morkel is likely to be the part of team.
Meanwhile, Nasir Jamshed’s successive failure has raised many questions about his inclusion in the playing and Sohaib Maqsood can be his replacement while Wahab Riaz’s place in the team will also be questioned.