The Pakistan cricket team will host South Africa in a two-match Test series starting from January 26, Tuesday, at the National Stadium, Karachi. This will be the Proteas’ first international tour of Pakistan since 2007.
With the South Africa cricket team coming to the contest fresh from a 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka, the Proteas could be the favourites against a Pakistan side that was recently beaten 2-0 by New Zealand away from home.
With India (430 points), New Zealand (420 points) and Australia (332 points) leading the ICC World Test Championship points table, South Africa (144 points) have little chance of qualifying for the final. The two-match Pakistan vs South Africa Test series will have 60 points on offer.
With South Africa playing on Pakistan’s turf for the first time in 13 years, things won’t be easy. To make things more difficult for the visitors, Pakistan haven’t lost a single ICC World Test Championship fixture at home. Watch Pakistan vs South Africa live in India!
Pakistan vs South Africa Test squads
Pakistan Test squad: Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan
South Africa Test squad: Quinton de Kock (captain) (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Marco Jansen.
Pakistan vs South Africa Test schedule, fixtures, venues and live India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
|Pakistan vs South Africa 1st Test||National Stadium, Karachi||January 26||10:30 AM|
|Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd Test||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium||February 4||10:30 AM|
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Where to watch the Pakistan vs South Africa Test Series live in India?
Cricket fans in India can watch the live streaming of Pakistan vs South Africa Test matches on Sony LIV.
The PAK vs SA Test series will be telecast live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India.
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