Pakistan Vs South Africa cricket teams to meet in T20 match tomorrow after 2 years. The first match of the three-match T20 series between Pakistan Vs South Africa will be played tomorrow (Thursday) which will be day and night. Both the teams will compete in the T20 match after 2 years and 5 days.
Out of the last three T20 matches played between the two teams, one match was won by Pakistan and the other match was won by South Africa. The success rate is 42.85 percent and the success rate in South Africa is 58.33 percent.
Pakistan vs South Africa T20 series will be consist of 3 international T20 matches which will start from 11th February and reaming two matches will be played on 13th and 14th February in Qaddafi International Stadium Lahore. Before this series, Pakistan and South Africa played 6 mutual T20 international Series. Out of these 6 series, South Africa clinch the victory in 4 series while Pakistan was only able to win one series while one series was drawn with 1-1.
Pakistan and South Faced each other 14 times in T20 international. Out of these T20, South Africa won 8 Matches while Pakistan won 6 Matches. This time Pakistan has a great chance to win the series as Pakistan has some advantages over the proteas team such as Pakistan have the one major advantage of having the home series. The other big advantage for Pakistan is that South Africa seniors players Kagiso Rabada, Faf Du Plessis, Quinton De Kock have been rested for the series against Pakistan.
South Africa cricket board rested these seniors players and called them back after the test series with Pakistan which was consist of 2 test matches that were part of the ICC Test championship. The reason behind resting these seniors was to play the home series against the Australian cricket team. Unfortunately, the series between the South Africa cricket team and Australia cricket team has been called off due to the increasing number of corona cases in both countries.
Pakistan is currently number 4th in the ICC international T2o ranking with 259 Pints while South Africa is number 5th in the ICC ranking with 252 Points. If Pakistan wins the series against South Africa with a 2-1 margin Pakistan will only get 1 plus point and Pakistan’s total points will 260 which will not affect Pakistan’s ranking. If Pakistan won the series with 3-0 Pakistan will score 4 points and Pak’s total points will 263 which will be only 5 behind the Indian cricket team.
Recently Pakistan and South Africa 2 test matches one was played at Karachi national stadium where Pakistan secured the victory with 7 wickets remaining. The second test match was played at Rawalpindi cricket stadium and Pakistan whitewashed South Africa and won the match by 96 Runs. This is the first time after 18 years Pakistan wins the match against South Africa and whitewashed the protest cricket team.
National cricket team bowling coach Waqar Younis says that if someone criticizes me in anger, there is no time to respond. We should also be criticized but there should be no meaningless criticism. In a virtual press conference, Waqar Younis said that everyone always likes the victory, everyone should be happy about it, every player worked hard and the credit for the victory goes to everyone.
He said that when the performance is not good, there is scrutiny. The cricket committee should be called not only for defeat but also for victory. The bowling coach further said that we should be criticized but not meaningless criticism, if someone criticizes us in anger, there is no time to respond.