Johannesburg: South Africa would be confident for the return limited-over series against Pakistan, which starts with two T20s and three ODIs.
In the United Arab Emirates, South Africa clinched the five-match ODI series 2-0 and this would boost their hopes of moving up the ranks in rankings.
Moreover, Pakistan have injury problems to worry about to their key players like Mohammad Irfan, Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik. The tourists also have to worry about their batting, which failed them in the last series at UAE.
Now the conditions in South Africa favour the bowler and with Dale Steyn and others in action Pakistan will have a tough time. However, on the other hand South Africa look a formidable side in home conditions unless challenged by Pakistan.
Pakistan: 1 Nasir Jamshed, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez (capt), 4 Sohaib Maqsood 5 Asad Shafiq/Umar Amin, 6 Umar Akmal (wk), 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Sohail Tanvir, 9 Saeed Ajmal, 10 Junaid Khan, 11 Anwar Ali
South Africa: 1 Henry Davids/Hashim Amla 2 Quinton de Kock (wk) 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 AB de Villiers, 5 JP Duminy 6 David Miller, 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Wayne Parnell/Morne Morkel, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Lonwabo Tsotsobe 11 Imran Tahir