Pakistan, 2/1 with Bet365, have to be concerned about their batting. Time and time again this year, the top order has imploded only to be followed by scattered boundaries amongst falling wickets.
The T20′s did nothing to dispel this and South Africa must be wondering ‘by how many’. Kallis, Amla and Steyn return for them while Pakistan welcome back Younis Khan.
South Africa, going for remarkable 10th consecutive ODI win, wil be looking to Amla to add to his 767 ODI runs for 2010 and he is 7/2 with Betfred to top score for them.
Sportingbet wade in with their handicaps again, this time 5/6 for South Africa on either -30.5 runs or -3.5 wickets. That’s pushing it but worth taking.
South Africa are just 2/7 with Stan James to win the 5 game series but Pakistan are a spirited and proud outfit, as they showed in the ODI campaign in England. They could win a couple, maybe just 1, 3-2 to South Africa is 9/4 at Betfred and 4-1 is 15/8 with Ladbrokes.