Pakistan eye T20I series win over South Africa in Centurion

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Green Shirts will be aiming to register yet another series win over South Africa as the two teams will go head to head today in the fourth T20I at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Pakistan has a 2-1 lead in the series and will look to assert their dominance against Proteas, who were outplayed due to masterclass by skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.

Pakistan’s bowlers would have a task ahead as they conceded 203 in the last game. The form of spearhead pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been a worrying one as he has only two wickets in the series with an economy of over nine.

Pakistan were secured by a blitz at the top by their two consistent performers, however, their middle-order has not fired in the series. They strengthened their batting by adding Asif Ali in place of Usman Qadir after a horrible outing in the second T20I.

On the other hand, Proteas will be eyeing to level series after suffering defeat in the ODI series. The side marred with the unavailability of seasoned pros will have everything to play for by finishing their summer season on a high note.

Squads:

South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen (captain, wicketkeeper), Daryn Dupavillon, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Wihan Lubbe, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Migael Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Arshad Iqbal, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood

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