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Pakistan Vs South Africa Test 1 2021 will start on Tuesday 26th January at the National Stadium Karachi Pakistan. Pakistan vs South Africa series is the part of ICC test championship. This series will consist of two matches which will be played in national stadium Karachi and will be followed by Rawalpindi nation cricket stadium.
Pakistan is keen to snatch the series victory against the South Africa as the recently lost the matches to New Zealand at their home ground. Pakistan is currently at the losing streak of 5 as Green team was not able to win any match in their last 5 test matches of the ICC test championship.
Both teams have some plus points if we compared the previous performances of both teams. if we talk about South Africa they recently beat Sri Lanka at their home ground and secured the series victory with 2-0. At the same time, the South Africa team does not have any prior experience of playing in Pakistan pitches. South Africa team visited Pakistan as they visited Pakistan in 2007. South African ex-skipper Faf Du Plessis previously visited and played in Pakistan as part of the ICC world cricket team and he also played for Peshawar Zalmi in the national stadium Karachi in PSL 5 2020.
Pakistan is having plus points as the green team does not lose any ICC test championship match at their home grounds. Pakistan previously beat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in national stadium Karachi and Rawalpindi.
Pakistan cricket team will be lead by Babar Azam. Babar Azam was unfortunately not able to play against New Zealand due to a thumb fracture. Babar Azam’s inclusion in the team again will give confidence to other players as he is considered to be the backbone of the Pakistan cricket team batting line. South Africa former skipper said about Babar Azam
“Having Babar back is massive for them. I would say he is up there with the top three batters in the world at the moment. His last two seasons, in all formats, have been nothing short of remarkable”
Babar Azam currently scored 2045 runs in 53 innings which consist of 5 centuries and 15 fifties.
Pakistan Vs South Africa Test 2021 Broadcasters
Pakistan recently signed a contract with many renowned broadcasters to show live matches of Pakistan vs South Africa and Pakistan super league 6. Pakistan signed the next three years contract with sony network pictures as sony will live broadcast Pakistan vs South Africa and PSL 6 in India. Pakistan signed a contract with Sky Sports New Zealand and Sky Cricket and they will live broadcast the series and PSL in New Zealand and England. Below is the list of all broadcasters along with the country names where all cricket fans can watch live matches.
|Broad Casters||Country Name|
|Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD||India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh|
|Super Sports||South Africa|
|Willow Cricket||United States|
|Sky Sports||New Zealand|
|Fox Flow||West Indies|
Pakistan Vs South Africa Playing X1 for 1st Test
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Tabish Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Sajid Khan
South Africa Squad:
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Daryn Dupavillon, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen