The 2nd t20 match between Pakistan VS South Africa is to be played today 15 November 2013 at Dubai. Watch live streaming of the whole match everyday online at ISCPak.
Match Starts At:
Neither Ahmed Shehzad nor Sohaib Maqsood was successful at the top of the order so Mohammad Hafeez may consider returning there despite the prospect of having to face Steyn early on. Nasir Jamshed may also come into contention if Maqsood is dropped. The middle order should remain the same but Abdur Rehman could find himself out of the XI. Mohammad Irfan is due a break and may make way for Junaid Khan.
Pakistan: (likely) 1 Mohammad Hafeez (capt)/Nasir Jamshed, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Hafeez/Sohaib Maqsood, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Umar Akmal (wk), 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Abdul Razzaq, 9 Sohail Tanvir, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Junaid Khan/Mohammad Irfan
South Africa have sent Morne Morkel and JP Duminy home to give the pair, who play in all formats, some rest ahead of the home summer. That may make room for Henry Davids to come back into the XI, with either Hashim Amla or Quinton de Kock moving down the order. The team management also indicated that AB de Villiers would need to have a break and if he sits out, David Wiese could come into contention. South Africa may also consider swapping spinners with Imran Tahir making way for Aaron Phangiso.
South Africa: (likely) 1 Henry Davids, 2 Hashim Amla 3, Quinton de Kock (wk) 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 AB de Villiers/David Wiese, 6 David Miller, 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 11 Imran Tahir/Aaron Phangiso
Look Out For:
Shoaib Malik spent 35 minutes at the crease – the second-longest stint of any Pakistan batsmen (Umar Akmal batted for 55 minutes) – faced 23 balls but only had 12 runs to show for it. He demonstrated the right mindset in wanting to give himself a little bit of time to settle in but the wrong intent when he grew so frustrated that he fell into the trap of chasing a wide ball and being stumped. If he can avoid making a similar error, Malik is the likeliest candidate to take responsibility in the Pakistan line-up, a quality they certainly need.
He does not have the aggression and pace of Dale Steyn but Lonwabo Tsotsobe has played an equally important role with the new ball. In conditions where he has found some swing and bounce, Tsotsobe has been a perfect partner to Steyn. After concerns over his fitness in Sri Lanka, he has come back committed and performing well. He dedicated his showing on Wednesday night to his father and brother – incidentally it was their birthday although the former has passed – and said he wants to follow up with something just as special in the final match.