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Pakistan Invite Host South Africa To Bat After Winning Toss In First ODI

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday won the toss and opted to field first in the first ODI against South Africa.

The green shirts will play a three-match ODI series against the Proteas, with the first match being played today at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The match will start at 1pm.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam said this is an important series for us and the first game is crucial, adding that they will try to restrict South Africa to 250-275

“We want to win the series. Danish Aziz is on debut.”

South African captain Temba Bavuma said, “We would like to start off on a good note”. On being put to bat first, he said first 10 overs will be critical for them in terms of assessing.

Squad
Pakistan:

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

South Africa:

de Kock, Markram, Bavuma (capt), van der Dussen, Klaasen, Miller, Phehlukwayo, Rabada, Nortje, Ngidi, Shamsi.