Sarfaraz Ahmed to play in Pak-SA ODI decider today: report

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Sarfaraz Ahmed to play in Pak-SA ODI decider today: report / Photo: File

Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is likely to play in the third and final one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion today, Jang has reported.

As per the report, the wicket-keeper batsman will replace the no.6 striker Asif Ali in the playing XI during the ODI decider.

Sarfaraz last represented Pakistan in the 50-over game against Sri Lanka at his home city Karachi in 2019.

Meanwhile, two other changes are expected for the visiting side with Usman Qadir and Mohammad Nawaz replacing vice-captain Shadab Khan and Danish Aziz.

Shadab has been ruled out of the limited-overs series against the Proteas and Zimbabwe on Monday due to a toe injury.

On the other hand, South Africa will also be undergoing major changes in its playing eleven after five key players including Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi left to participate in the Indian Premier League scheduled to begin on April 9.

The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and South Africa is currently leveled at 1-1 with the former winning the first encounter while the latter making a comeback in the second.

The decider will be played today at 1pm (PST).    

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