As international cricket is back to Pakistan in a full-swing, South Africa Cricket Team is to voyage after fourteen years in January 2021. The two teams are to lock horns in the two test matches to be followed by a three-match T20I series.
After their arrival in early January, the guest team will be isolated following COVID-19 protocols and sticking to the health guidelines, the team will be adhered to training to be followed by playing intra-squad practice matches.
South Africa to visit Pakistan after 14 years
“Upon arrival in Karachi and in the lead up to the first Test, South Africa will observe an isolation period following which they will hold training sessions and play intra-squad practice matches.
It was back in 2007 when South Africa visited Pakistan. Later, the series was played in 2010 and 2013 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“This will be South Africa’s first visit to Pakistan since the 2007 tour when they won the Karachi Test by 160 runs to clinch the series 1-0. The subsequent series in 2010 and 2013 were played in the United Arab Emirates.”
“Since 1995, the two sides have played 11 Test series with South Africa winning seven and Pakistan one in 2003. In this background, Babar Azam’s side will be determined to end the 18-year series win drought and move up in the ICC World Test Championship ladder,” the press release added.
PCB Director – International, Zakir Khan deemed South Africa’s impending arrival “fabulous news for Pakistan cricket and its fans”.
“South Africa is one of the most popular sides in Pakistan even though they last played here in 2007, but the fans have been following their performances closely and now look forward to welcoming them,” he added.
Here is the schedule:
26-30 Jan – 1st Test, Karachi
4-8 Feb – 2nd Test, Rawalpindi
11 Feb – 1st T20I, Lahore
13 Feb – 2nd T20I, Lahore
14 Feb – 3rd T20I, Lahore