|Pakistan Vs South Africa|
Venue :4th One Day International, Dubai International Cricket Stadium (D/N)
Razzaq's innings at Sheikh Zayed Stadium might still be playing on South Africans as they take field for the fourth one day international at Dubai. Pakistan started shakily to the series but have started improving as the series is progressing.
The two teams gear up for the fourth ODI at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Both teams are suffering from quick changes to their squads. Both would be looking to have a settled side before World Cup as they prepare to go further into the series.
Dropping three of their key players in form of Umar Akmal, Umar Gul and Misbah ul Haq hasn't helped their cause to shape up a team for the upcoming World Cup. The pitch at Dubai Cricket Stadium is expected to be slightly tougher to bat on than in Abu Dhabi. The fourth game on 5th November will be crucial for both teams. Pakistan bowling has been inconsistent in this series i.e. they have performed well on some occasions and failed on others. It would be interesting to see what they do on Friday.
Pakistan have managed three victories off their last five ODIs
South Africa were a team in form until halted by Razzaq's ton. The fourth one day international will be an interesting encounter. Their captain Graeme Smith not present in the last two games is likely to return to power the batting lineup. Pakistan is likely to draw huge support as it would be a holiday in Dubai on Friday, this can psychologically play a part in South Africa's game play.
Hashim Amla made a ton on 2nd November, continuing his supreme form. Albie Morkel's poor run of displays would be a huge concern. Kallis also got out cheaply in the last game. South Africa are looking to go in the World Cup as favorites to win it, like they always do. They have stressed the importance of every game building up to the World Cup. Friday's game is going to be crucial on the outcome of the series for both teams. South Africa would want Graeme Smith to be fit and take the reins.
South Africa have won four out of five games recently.