South Africa tour of Pakistan is historical tour for Pakistan and PCB. After 13 years, team South Africa tour of Pakistan and its good for cricket of Pakistan. Peoples are very excited because they want to see their favorite players in ground and watch live matches. After 2008 accident with srilanka team in Lahore no senior team tour of Pakistan an only few junior teams visit Pakistan. Last time Proteas was tour of pakistan in 2007 when they played 2 test an 5 ODI Matches. South Africa was win both series test and ODI series.
This tour South Africa’s tour of Pakistan 2021 include total 5 matches, 2 Tests matches in Karachi and 3 T20Is. Pakistan Cricket Board keep T20 series after test matches regarding PSL 2021 that starting from 20 February. Remember Test series is part of the ICC World Test Championship that will held in Lords cricket ground in June. Pakistan out of race in test championship after consecutive defeats from England and New Zealand. New Zealand, England, India and Australia already qualified for playoffs.
Pakistan vs South Africa Win/Loss Record
Total 26 Matches Played between Pakistan & host host South Africa in Which Pakistan only win 4 matches against Proteas. Africa defeat Pakistan in 15 matches and 7 Matches are remain Draw. Although pakistan have very poor test record but this time pakistan can defeat the proteas due to home series. Pakistan former speed star Shoaib Akther already said that if pakistani team lose this series then PCB will discharge all coaches. they also said that my wel wishes are with the green team but africa team is a strong team and we have to play quality cricket to win the series.
Pakistan vs South Africa Head to Head T20 Internationals
Total T20I played: 14
Pakistan won: 6
South Africa won: 8
Karachi Police has finalized security arrangements in Karachi. National Stadium Karachi, Airport, Route, Practice Grounds, Hotels and others formalities are completed. South Africa captain Quinton de Kock said, we feel safe in pakistan and their is no issue regarding security in pakistan. Pakistan is safe country and others seniors team should tour of Pakistan.
Baber Azam will debut as test Captain
Baber Azam will lead the Pakistan team first time. The star batsman will debut as captain. Although baber azam become captain before tour of New Zealand but due to fitness issues baber out test series. But now he will make his captaincy debut in the home Test against South Africa at the National Stadium in Karachi and will lead the Pakistan team in all three format of cricket. Babar Azam already leading the green team in ODIs and T20s matches. The star batsman scored 245 runs in 43 Tests at an average of 45 per match, Includes five centuries and fifteen fifties.
Pakistan vs South Africa Test & T20 Schedule:
FIRST TEST: National Stadium, Karachi (Tuesday, January 26 – Saturday, January 30 – 5 am GMT, 10 am local time)
SECOND TEST: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi (Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 8 – 5 am GMT, 10 am local time)
Pakistan vs South Africa T20 Schedule
11th February: 1st T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
13th February: 2nd T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
Pakistan Test Squad:
Pakistan’s squad: Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan
south Africa Test Squad:
South Africa squad: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Marco Jansen