South Africa has announced a squad for the T20 series against Pakistan, which will be led by Heinrich Klaassen, while O’Keefe Sally, Ryan Reckleton, and Jacques Snyman have been included in the squad for the first time.
Pak vs SA Test and T20 series
January 26 will be another important day in the history of Pakistan Test cricket as Pakistan and South Africa will compete in a Test match on Pakistani soil after more than 13 years. The first match of the series between the two teams will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Pakistan vs South Africa T20 & Test Series 2021
The South African cricket team is in Pakistan to play the Test and T20 series against Pakistan and the Test series between the two teams will start on January 26, while the three-match T20 series will be played in February at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. South Africa has announced the squad. The first T20 match between the two teams will be on February 11, the second on February 13, and the third on February 14.
The Test series between Pakistan and South Africa starts on January 26 at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The first match of the three-match T20 series between Pakistan and South Africa will be played today. The match will start at 06:00 pm Pakistan time. Both the teams practiced hard for the T20 series at Gaddafi Stadium yesterday. This will be the first T20 match to be played between the two teams on Pakistani soil. In the last five matches played between the two teams, South Africa has won three and Pakistan two. In the T20 series, new players from both teams are likely to be given a chance. Babar Azam from Pakistan and wicketkeeper-batsman Henry Klaassen from South Africa will be the captains.
South Africa T20 squad
Heinrich Klaassen will lead the South Africa T20 squad, while other players include Nendrick Burger, Oculle Celle, Jr. Dale, Bourne Fortune, Reza Hendricks, George Lande, Janiemann Milan, David Miller, Andel Fallock Vivo, Dwayne Pretoris, , Tabriz Shamsi, Lotho Sepamla, John Smiths, Jacques Snyman, Glenton Sturman and Pete Van Bleun.
This will be the eighth time that the teams of both countries will compete in a Test match in Pakistan. Earlier, the last series between the two teams was played in Pakistan in 2007, which was won by the guest side 0-1. The first match of the two-match series was also played at the National Stadium in Karachi, where the visitors won by 160 runs, but Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Younis Khan scored 126 in the second innings of the match. Debuting spinner Abdul Rehman took four wickets in both innings.
South Africa’s Test squad captains Quentin de Kock, Longi Engidi, Temba Bauma, Vander Dawson, and Enrique Notie will miss the T20 series. Cricket South Africa (CSA) says most cricketers will return home after the Test series to complete quarantine before the Test series against Australia in accordance with the country’s rules.
Pakistan Test squad:
Former cricketer and current batting coach of the national cricket team Younis Khan, who has the honor of representing Pakistan in 14 Test matches against South Africa, says that after Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, now it is a great moment for the South African cricket team to come to Pakistan to play Test series. A 17-member national squad has been announced for the first Test against South Africa, with Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, former captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel also part of the squad. Other players include Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Noman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Tabish Khan in the 17-member squad.