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Pakistan team focus on top order and weather

News from the team

Both JP Duminy and Vernon Philander have passed fitness tests and areavailable for selection which leaves South Africa with an enigma. Duminy must be inserted directly back to make room for a single Farhaan Behardien or RileeRossouw but four eyed will face competition from its place in the way in KyleAbbott.

South Africa (likelyXI):  Hashim Amla,  Quinton de Kock (sem),Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (C),  David Miller, JP Duminy,  Farhaan Behardien / RileeRossouw, Vernon Philander / Kyle Abbott,  Dale Steyn,  Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

Pakistan has indicated that they will have a relook at the top for Sarfraz Ahmed being touted as an opener probably instead of the Nasir Jamshed bajo lena. They may also have to make a change in the number 3 because HarisSohail nursing a heel injury and will have to be evaluated to determine theiravailability which could bring Younis Khan again in the 11th. Yasir Shah willprobably remain on the bench with the attack of the passage of four tips complemented by Shahid Afridi.

Pakistan (likelyXI):  Nasir Jamshed / Sarfraz Ahmed (sem),  Ahmed Shehzad,Haris Sohail  / Younis Khan,  Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Umar Akmal,  Shahid Afridi,  Wahab Riaz,  Sohail Khan, Rahat AliMohammad Irfan


Quinton de Kock scored his first international century against Pakistan in November 2013 and which may seem to the inspiration to finish with your patch lean. He has only entered in double digit numbers once in his last five ODIs and has been struggling with foot work and shot selection but it hastipped by everyone from his coach Russell Domingo his opening partnerHashim Amla to come in handy. As the only member of the first six South Africastill has not marked a century in this competition de Kock is due.

The man who delivered the fastest ball of the tournament so far is not MitchellJohnson or Dale Steyn but Wahab Riaz who sent one down to 154kph againstUnited Arab Emirates and has reminded hitters not everything can get with it.Working with Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Khan who is part of anattack that can rival in almost every sense of South Africa. Riaz company enjoy the opportunity to confront face to face with the opposition Pack and will bewilling to see if someone can leave of AB de Villiers.

Pitch and conditions

With short straight boundaries and a pristine outfield Eden Park promises a lotof racing bucket but looks can be deceiving. In the only match of the WorldCup played here so far 100 less runs were scored from South Africa to get in asingle innings in Canberra.

29th Match Pool B information

Match Between:

Pakistan vs South Africa ICC CWC 2015

Date of Match:

Saturday, 07 March 2015

Start time:

1:00 PM GMT


Eden Park, Auckland

2015-03-07   6:00 GMT
Pak vs Sou 29th
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