De Villiers vows to hit Pak weaknesses for 'winning start' in ODI series

Islamabad, Oct 29 (ANI): South African captain AB de Villiers has vowed to attack Pakistan for a winning start at the opening one-day match in Sharjah on Wednesday.

According to the Dawn, the Proteas are missing both star batsman Hashim Amla and spearhead Dale Steyn for the first two matches of the five match one-day series.

However, De Villiers insisted that his team is brimming with confidence, especially after they managed to square the test series 1-1, winning the second showdown in Dubai by an innings and 92 runs, the report said.

He said that the team did not have much time for preparation, so it was really up to them mentally to get prepared, and it was important to get a good start.

De Villiers said that Steyn needed some rest but hopefully he would join the team in good stead.

Amla had returned home after the first test match to be with his wife following the birth of their second child, the report added.

The second one-day match will be played in Dubai (November 1) while the third and fourth matches are in Abu Dhabi (November 6 and 8) while the final takes place in Sharjah (November 11), the report further said.

The two teams will also play two Twenty20 internationals in Dubai on November 13 and 15, according to the report. (ANI)


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