Pakistan’s ODI In Centurion: Things To Watch Out For!

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Pakistan’s ODI in Centurion begins today. The third game of the five match series promises to be an exciting contest. Hence, here is a look at things to watch out for.

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How Sarfraz Is Received

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With Pakistan’s captain still not completely out of trouble owing to racial remarks during the second game of the series; it would be interesting to see how he is received by the crowd and the opposition.

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The South African skipper Faf du Plessis has said that his men have accepted Saifi’s apology and that they have forgiven him. Nevertheless, it is one thing forgiving and completely another to forget. Therefore, Sarfraz should expect a rude comment or two if not from the Proteas playing against him then at least from the crowd that comes to watch the game.

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The Contest Between Steyn and Professor

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We all know how Dale Steyn had embarrassed Mohd. Hafeez a.k.a. “Professor” when the two sides met a few years back. Thus, while Mohd. Hafeez would be looking to improve on his performance particularly, against the right-arm fast; Steyn would make effort to ensure that the former Pakistani captain remains to be his bunny, at least for the rest of the series.

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Changes That Pakistan Will Introduce

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Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat and Faheem Ashraf were all disappointing during the previous game. Hence, there is a strong case of Amir, Imad Wasim and Shan Masood replacing them. So, it should be interesting to see how Pakistan’s team management goes about finalizing their playing eleven.