When Pakistan takes on South Africa in a while in the fourth One Day International match in the ongoing series, the ground in Durban is sure to feel the jitters.
With not much international cricket having happened here this year, players and analysts too are a confused lot. Nobody knows how the pitch will play.
With the weather man ruling out rain in this part of South Africa, it is safe to assume that today’s ODI is sure to be a thriller.
The fourth ODI in the series is being seen by the hosts as a must win as they can push the lead and win the series. South Africa currently leads the series 2-1 after winning the third ODI in Johannesburg on Sunday.
It is expected that the pitch might show some swing. And that could also mean that the openers of the team who will bat first will have some tough time scoring the runs. South Africa wants to believe that the pitch would be similar to the one they earlier played.
South Africa will be banking on some good opening runs from the first tow batsmen in the middle and also thinks that the inexperienced Pakistan bowling attack wouldn’t have much to fear about. If the opening batsmen and other partnerships get on a roll, Proteas will not have much to fear.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s pacemen could be thinking different. Aware of the “inexperience” factor, they will look to tap the most out of the pitch conditions and whatever the weather offers.
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