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World Cup 2015: South Africa wins toss, bowls against Pakistan

Auckland, New Zealand: South Africa won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in their Cricket World Cup Pool B match at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday.The toss was held under overcast skies and

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 07, 2015 6:43 IST ]
world cup 2015 south africa wins toss bowls against pakistan
world cup 2015 south africa wins toss bowls against pakistan

Auckland, New Zealand: South Africa won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in their Cricket World Cup Pool B match at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday.

The toss was held under overcast skies and there are forecasts of rain during the day-night game, which could prompt Pakistan to bat aggressively from the start in order to keep its run rate up.

South Africa's J.P. Duminy returns from injury, with Farhaan Behardien making way. For Pakistan, Younis Khan and Sarfraz Ahmed have come in at the expense of the injured Haris Sohail and Nasir Jamshed.

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Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Younis Khan, Misbah ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan.

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Francois du Plessis, A.B. de Villiers, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, J.P. Duminy, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, England, and Bruce Oxenford, Australia. Third umpire: Chris Gaffaney, New Zealand. Match umpire: Chris Broad, England

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