Pakistan will hope to revive their fortunes in the on going tour to South Africa with a convincing performance in the One-Day International series starting on Sunday at Bloemfontein.
Pakistan come into the match after a convincing victory in the T20 International against the Proteas. However, the visitors had a torrid time in the Test series as South Africa white washed Pakistan 3-0 in the longer format.
For South Africa, Kyle Abbot will be playing his debut match. He will be playing ahead of pacer Morne Morkel.
There were reports of rift within the team between Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez over the team selection for the ODI series. However, the reports were soon rubbished by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
South Africa: Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, AB de Villiers(c/wk), Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Kyle Abbott, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (c
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First Published: March 10, 2013, 1:19 pm