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. A 32-member national squad has been announced for the tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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.
Sharjeel Khan has returned to the T20 squad, while Arshad Iqbal, who represents Karachi Kings, and Muhammad Waseem Jr., who made his PSL 6 debut for Islamabad United, have been included in the squad for the first time.
Babar Azam is leading the T20 team. Other players include Shadab Khan (vice-captain) Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, and Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper) Danish Aziz, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Arshad. Iqbal, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Muhammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Qadir.
Babar Azam is also leading the ODI team. Other players include Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhr Zaman, Haider Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Danish Aziz, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Mohammad Rizwan. , Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir.
Shahnawaz Dhani, who represented Multan Sultans for the Test series against Zimbabwe, and Quetta Gladiators spinner Zahid Mahmood have been included in the squad for the first time while league spinner Yasir Shah has been dropped from the team.
Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan (Vice-Captain), Abid Ali, Imran Butt Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tabish Khan, Noman Ali, Sajid Khan and Zahid Mahmood.