Pakistan’s Third ODI In South Africa: A Need For 3 Changes

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Pakistan’s third ODI in South Africa begins tomorrow at Centurion. Despite the fact that introducing 3 changes in any playing eleven is generally considered to be a knee jerk reaction; green shirts seem to have little choice but to make the move. Hence, here is a look at who needs to sit out and who needs to come in.

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Amir Ahead of Faheem Ashraf

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Mohd. Amir should most definitely play the third ODI ahead of Faheem Ashraf who has neither been impressive with the bat nor with the ball. As a matter of fact, Pakistan for sure missed a trick by not playing Amir in the previous game where his absence was felt with the new ball.

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Imad Ahead Of Hussain Talat

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Hussain Talat too seemed of little use both with the bat and with the ball. Moreover, with Mohd. Hafeez also not delivering with the ball as well as he used to before the change in action; Pakistan need Imad to be playing the game who is pretty capable of restricting oppositions with the semi-new ball from one end with his left-arm spin.

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Shan Masood Ahead Of Fakhar Zaman

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Fakhar Zaman is quite clearly out of form and maybe, he is not even 100 percent as far as his fitness is concerned. Thus, with Shan Masood in good nick, there seems no reason why Pakistan shouldn’t allow him an ODI debut. Moreover, the left-arm upper order batsman is also capable of bowling medium pace and two or three of him can really come in handy on the Centurion track.