ABU DHABI: Pakistan Cricket Captain Misbah-ul Haq expressed the hope that his team will win against the mighty South Africa
The 39-year-old skipper said that the South Africa is one of the best teams of the world but Pakistan can beat it if the national players performed according to their capabilities.
“Playing conditions in UAE favor Pakistan team and we will take full advantage of it
Both teams will play two Tests, five one-day internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 internationals here. First test will start on Oct. 14, 2013.
Pakistan team for the SA tour includes Khurram Manzoor, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Umar Amin, Adnan Akmal (wk), Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali.
Pakistan v South Africa in UAE
South Africa will play Pakistan in two Tests in the United Arab Emirates from 14th October2013 ending their eight-month absence from the Test arena. Their last Test series was at home in February against Pakistan, as their tour to Sri Lanka in July has been adjusted to drop the Tests. The tour will also include five one-day internationals and two T20s.
South Africa, who arrive in the UAE on October 5, will play a three-day practice match to prepare for the first Test in Abu Dhabi. The teams will move to Dubai for the second Test on October 23 before switching to coloured clothing in November. Sharjah will host the first and fifth ODIs while Abu Dhabi also gets two games with Dubai hosting the remaining one-dayer and both T20s.
Pakistan had little success on their tour to South Africa earlier this year as the home side won all three Tests and then beat Pakistan 3-2 in the five-match ODI series. Pakistan claimed the two-match T20 series 1-0 though, by winning the second game after the first one was washed out without a ball bowled.