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Dominant South Africa eyes clean sweep as Faheem and Shadab returns for Pakistan

Team South Africa would feature without their captain Du-Plessis; who has been suspended for one test following the slow over rate penalty. Dean Elgar will lead the side and Zubayr Hamza will likely become the 100th Test cap for South Africa while Pieter Malan might play for Aidan Markram. Dunane Olivier might be rested and Maharaj would be given a go. Pakistan might play Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali for injured Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman and Yasir Shah. Imam and Shan likely to open for Pakistan as South Africa would go with the same fierce bowling attack

Pakistan have won never a test at Wanders but would be hoping to create the history this time as the Wanders pitch might be a bit dry and as most South African pitches, this wicket too would help the seamers too.Pakistan would heavily rely on Shan Masood’s and Babar Azam’s form; both has been in fine form in the last 4 innings. Asad Shafiq showed some positive intent in the last game and would be hopeful to carry the same form. Faheem Ashraf will feature as an all-rounder and must be hoping to leave an impact on the game. Abbas looked off-color in the last game and this time around Pakistan hoping a lot from their front line seamers; Amir and Abbas. Amir has been in some good form during this test series and would be hopeful to carry the same form in the last test.
On the other hand Team South Africa; led by the new captain Elgar would be hoping that their pace battery will do the magic again. Zubayr Hamza would be hoping to make a mark in his debut game. Amla,Elgar and Bavuma are in fine form while de Bruyn is struggling against Pakistan’s attack. All of them are hopeful that their side would complete a white wash against struggling Pakistan’s side.
Probable Squads:

South Africa: Dean Elgar (capt), Aiden Markram/Pieter Malan, Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Quinton de Kock (wk),Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier/Keshav Maharaj

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam,Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk),Shadab Khan/Yasir Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi/Hasan Ali

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