Pakistan vs South Africa is finally happening. After the successful tour of Zimbabwe to Pakistan, another international team is ready to come to Pakistan. South Africa will come to Pakistan after 14 years and that is a great achievement of Pakistan Cricket Board.
After years of negotiations, Pakistan Cricket Board and South African Cricket Board have finally come to an agreement. The good news was shared via PCB’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts and they received warm enthusiasm from cricket fans from across the country.
Last time South Africa time South Africa was in Pakistan, the year was 2007 and South Africa won the test series by 1-0. After that, Pakistan’s series with South Africa in 2010 and 2013 were all played in United Arab Emirates.
What to Expect from This Series?
Zakir Khan, PCB Director said, “South Africa confirming a tour to Pakistan and playing matches at the three major centres is 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.”
PCB announces details of South Africa’s first tour to Pakistan in 14 years
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) December 9, 2020
“If these high-profile and exciting series are topped up with the Asia Cup 2021 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan cricket fans can brace themselves for an exciting and action-packed year,” he said. “As has been the case in the ongoing season, we will leave no stone unturned in the health and safety of South Africa and Pakistan sides so that players from both sides can play their best cricket in the Test and T20I series, and entertain the fans across the globe with their skills.”
Graeme Smith, CSA Director of Cricket said, “I would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the hospitality and transparency they showed our security contingent when they travelled over there a few weeks ago. The report on their findings and recommendations gives us confidence as an organization that all of our team’s security, playing and accommodation needs will be met and that the well-being of the team will be the top priority. We look forward to embarking on this historical tour.”
Pakistan vs South Africa Schedule Announced
According to the announcement made by PCB, the South African team will arrive in Karachi on 16th January 2021 and the first set if matches will be played at the National Stadium as well as Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Pakistan is set to play 2 tests and 3 T20 Internationals in the upcoming series against South Africa.
Here is the schedule of the Pakistan vs South Africa series.
Pakistan will play 2 tests with South Africa in this series. The schedule is:
26-30 January – 1st Test, National Stadium, Karachi (8:30 am PST)
4–8 February 2nd Test, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi (8:30 am PST)
Pakistan will play 3 T20 Internationals against South Africa. The schedule for these matches is:
11 February – 1st T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (1:30 pm PST)
13 February – 2nd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (1:30 pm PST)
14 February – 3rd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (1:30 pm PST)