Pakistan wins the toss against South Africa and elects to bowl first in the 3RD T20I match at SuperSport Park, Centurion here on Wednesday.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 14, 2021
Skipper Babar Azam is fully confident to bounce back in the 3RD T20 match. He said that the team would enter in today’s match with new spirits.
Babar Azam during a virtual interview said, “We were caught on a bad day at the Wanderers. The main reason for the lacklustre performance was a low total we put in on the board for South Arica to chase.”
“When you lose too many wickets in the power-play while batting first, things get tougher for you. That was exactly what happened to us. We lost some quick wickets in the first six overs that pegged us down.”
“Together with Hafeez, I tried to make amends but once he got out things again got tougher for us. I think that partnership was crucial. We should have stayed there longer,” the captain added.
1st T20I – April 10 – Saturday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
2nd T20I – April 12 – Monday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
3rd T20I – April 14 – Wednesday – SuperSport Park, Centurion
4th T20I – April 16 – Friday – SuperSport Park, Centurion
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, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Usman Qadir.
South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen (captain, wicketkeeper), Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Pite van Biljon, Daryn Dupavillon, Migael Pretorius, Lizaad Williams and Wihan Lubbe.