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South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021
Jan 26 2021, Tuesday
09:00 (IST) | 09:30 (local)

Pakistan
vs
South Africa
1st Test, National Stadium, Karachi

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South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021
Feb 04 2021, Thursday
09:00 (IST) | 09:30 (local)

Pakistan
vs
South Africa
2nd Test, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

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Feb 11 2021, Thursday
14:00 (IST) | 14:30 (local)
Pakistan
vs
South Africa
1st T20, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

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Feb 13 2021, Saturday
14:00 (IST) | 14:30 (local)
Pakistan
vs
South Africa
2nd T20, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

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Feb 14 2021, Sunday
14:00 (IST) | 14:30 (local)
Pakistan
vs
South Africa
3rd T20, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
14.00 (iST) (14.30 Local)

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South Africa test squad:

Quinton de Kock (captain), 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 Jensen.
(Couple of players left out)


Pakistan Test squad to play South Africa:

Pakistan pick six uncapped players in squad for Karachi Test

Squad: Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan


The T20I series will be played in Lahore on February 11, 13 and 14.

South Africa T20 squad:

Heinrich Klaasen ©, Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickleton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Pite van Biljon, Glenton Stuurman, Jacques Snyman.
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26-JAN-2021, 10:30 AM IST

1st Test, Karachi, Jan 26 - Jan 30 2021, South Africa tour of Pakistan

PREVIEW
Pakistan hope for new dawn as Babar Azam the Test captain finally makes his entry
South Africa come into the series on the back of a 2-0 series win at home against Sri Lanka


Babar Azam has a big job on his hands with a number of new faces around him.

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This Test series, finally, is the sort that made Pakistan itch to get international cricket back home from the UAE. For perhaps the first time, the narrative will not be defined by the fact that it's taking place in the country, where the venue matters more than the cricket itself. In South Africa, Pakistan have attracted one of the premier sides in Test cricket, a recent troubled run notwithstanding. And with the two sides far from perfect, both on the rebuild with young captains leading them out, this promises to be a series not quite shaped by cricketing excellence as engrossing human drama.



Pakistan, not for the first time, are both a basket case and a team capable of great feats. They are at the start of a cycle, with the Babar Azam era promising to commence fully after a false start in New Zealand. There's a new chief selector in Mohammad Wasim, who has brought in a slew of fresh faces, with at least a couple expected to make their debuts on Tuesday. At the same time, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis need to be careful this series isn't the last chapter in their stint with the side, after a less-than flattering PCB cricket committee performance review that has effectively put them on notice.

South Africa, meanwhile, have enough worries of their own. They have been through enough headlines off the pitch to put their hosts - normally unmatched in that department - to shame, with financial worries, political wrangling at the board level, the firing of a CEO for alleged misconduct, all exacting heavy tolls. At the same time, they have had to manage a transition as nearly irreplaceable players like AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander have quit, and performances have gone south: South Africa lost eight out of nine Test matches before arresting the slide over Christmas with a 2-0 win at home against Sri Lanka.

That series, and the shot in the arm it gave Quinton de Kock's side, sets this contest up as a much more tantalising prospect than it might have been. With Kagiso Rabada returning and Anrich Nortje looking like he has the skillset to form an intimidating partnership with the frontman, South Africa may be up for some good things with the new ball. But given Pakistan have named as many spinners in their squad as they have won Tests against South Africa - four - there is a worry the pitch may neutralise the visitors' biggest strength. Keshav Maharaj will have a significant role to play then, and Tabraiz Shamsi may find himself having to get involved as well.

Form guide

Last five completed matches, most recent first

Pakistan LLDDL

South Africa WWLLL

In the spotlight
The return of Babar Azam means the middle order has an established look to it, but the first-time Test captain has a number of players to integrate into his side. His pedigree as a batsman is beyond doubt, but Azam finds himself leading out a Test side when his reputation - as captain and as a thinker of the game - is not quite established. With several of the newbies bowlers, particularly spinners, he will have a decision on his hands not just with regards to the playing combination, but how he manages somewhat unfamiliar options on the field. It might not quite be a baptism by fire, but there have been easier starts.

After a fairy tale start to his international career, Aiden Markram has struggled to recapture the form of his first ten Test matches for the best part of three years. He scored four hundreds in his first six months of Test cricket; there have been none since March 2018, and an average that hovered in the mid-50s has dropped below 40. Tours of India and Sri Lanka in 2019 were especially challenging, with 96 runs in eight innings. He will want to make amends in Pakistan, and should he recapture the quality he so palpably displayed when his career blossomed, Pakistan have an additional threat to guard against.

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Kagiso Rabada might not have too many quicks around him when South Africa take the field AFP via Getty Images
Team news

With Abdullah Shafique dropped from the squad of 20, Imran Butt will make his Test debut at the top of the order alongside Abid Ali. Faheem Ashraf looks set to get the nod over allrounder Mohammad Nawaz, while Nauman Ali prepares to partner Yasir Shah in the spin attack.

Pakistan (probable): 1 Abid Ali 2 Imran Butt 3 Azhar Ali 4 Babar Azam (capt) 5 Fawad Alam 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 7 Faheem Ashraf 8. Hasan Ali 9 Nouman Ali 10 Yasir Shah 11 Shaheen Afridi

South Africa must also wrestle with questions around their combination, and contemplate going in with two spinners. That could crowd out both Lutho Sipamla and Lungi Ngidi, but with Wiaan Mulder providing balance at seven, that shouldn't be too big a worry.

South Africa (possible): 1 Aiden Markram 2 Dean Elgar 3 Rassie van der Dussen 4 Faf du Plessis 5 Quinton de Kock (capt, wk) 6 Temba Bavuma 7 Wiaan Mulder 8 Keshav Maharaj 9 Anrich Nortje 10 Kagiso Rabada 11 Lutho Sipamla/LungiNgidi/Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch and conditions

The surface at Karachi's National Stadium doesn't historically take as much turn as several others in Asia, particularly on the first three days. However, this one could be different, given Pakistan's squad and South Africa's perceived weakness against spin. With five clear days ahead, weather should not play spoilsport.

Stats and trivia


The only Test match South Africa have ever lost in Pakistan came in Lahore in 2003. The only Test in Karachi was in 2007, when South Africa won by 160 runs

Rabada is three away from 200 Test wickets. Should he get there in Karachi, he will become the third quickest South African to the landmark, following Dale Steyn (39 Tests) and Allan Donald (42)

Quotes

"We know our conditions at home very well, and we are very clear on whether to bat or bowl first. But you have to wait till tomorrow." Pakistan captain Babar Azam doesn't want to show his hand

"We've got the mindset that we are not scared to go out there and try something different. We can see they are going with a spin mindset. We're coming with a mindset that if we want to win a series away from home, we've got to make a few brave calls." South Africa head coach Mark Boucher is undaunted

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SA 95 for 2 at Lunch vs pakistan
ElGar 46 not out

Babar's maiden test as Pakistan Captain
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34 year old Left Arm Orthodox Nauman Ali

On Debut

Ruin Southafrican party after lunch with wickets of Kock & ElGar (58)


SA 108/2
SA 137/5
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Nickname Linde
Bat Style Left Handed Bat
Bowl Style Left-arm orthodox

Batting Statistics

Test
Mat 1 -
Inn 2 -
Runs 64 -
Wkts 4

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A spinning allrounder coming through the ranks in South Africa, well that is a rare sight. A left-arm spinner and left-hand bat, George Linde started his first class career at the age of 20 with Western Province. He also turns out for Cape Cobras.

The left-arm tweaker has remarkable first class numbers. In fact, Linde has done extremely well in all three formats of the game. He has over 200 scalps in the three forms, which included a 10-wicket haul in four-day game as well.

Linde is more than a useful lower-order batsman. A batting average of 23 in the longer format that also includes a ton. He has over 1000 first class runs to his name. With age on his side, Linde should break into the A side or the academy squads soon. During the Global T20 League auctions, Benoni Zalmi snapped up Linde for the upcoming tournamen
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179 for 6 at tea
G.Linde playing his 2nd test, 25 not out at Tea

South african poor in running between wicket, as both Dussen (17) & Bavuma (17) un-nessasary run out.
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SA 220 all out
Linde's highest score 35
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:shrug: Keshav & Rabada (199* wkts) on Fire≈≈ Pakistan 33 for 4 vs SA's 220 all out
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Azher*/Fawad*,Rizwan & Ashraf need to bats really well to reaches near proteas score of 220 on day 2

14 wkts for 253 runs on day 1
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Odd scoreline. Both seamers and spinners have got wickets. Must be a very awkward pitch.

I recall Javed Miandad commenting almost 40 years ago that the Karachi wicket was too bowler friendly. I wonder if things are the same now.
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