LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule for Pakistan Tour To South Africa. The national cricket team will visit South Africa in April.
The national cricket team will tour South Africa in April. During this time 3 ODIs and 4 T20 International matches will be played. The three ODIs included in the tour are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
The national cricket team will leave for Johannesburg on March 26, where three ODIs will be played on April 2, 4 and 7. The first and third ODIs of the series will be played in Pretoria while the second ODI will be played in Johannesburg.
After the ODI series, both the teams will compete in the T20 format. Initially, the series consisted of three T20 International matches, but at the request of Cricket South Africa, one T20 International match has been added to the series.
The first two Twenty20 Internationals will be played in Johannesburg on April 10 and 12, while the next two matches will be played in Pretoria.
This is Pakistan’s second series in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. Pakistan played its first series in the Super League against Zimbabwe in November 2020, where Pakistan won 1-2. The national team is currently fifth in the points table of the World Cup Super League.
In contrast, this is South Africa’s first series in the Super League. In this 13-team league, each country has to play 8 series (4 home and 4 ODI series) in a period of 2 years.
Initially, Pakistan Tour To South Africa was scheduled in October 2020, but due to the global outbreak of Covid 19, it has been postponed to April 2021. After the tour of South Africa, the national cricket team will leave for Zimbabwe, where 2 Tests and The three-match Twenty20 International series starts on April 17.
Director International Cricket PCB Zakir Khan said that we are happy to help our partner country and as an ICC member it is our responsibility to take care of each other.
Pakistan-South Africa relations are strong and lasting, both boards value this relationship very much, so accepting their request was an easy decision for us, we are hopeful for a successful visit.
Cricket South Africa Director Graeme Smith said: “We are delighted to have finalized the dates and schedule for the limited edition tour of Pakistan to South Africa.
Graeme Smith said that Pakistan cricket team is a tough opponent in limited style cricket and the game of Pakistan has further improved in recent years, he hoped that Pakistan cricket team will give tough time to host South Africa.
“We also thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for accepting the request for an extension of one T20 International match during the tour,” he added.
April 2: First ODI International Supersports Park, Pretoria
April 4: Second ODI International Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 7: Third ODI International Supersports Park, Pretoria
April 10: First T20 International, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 12: Second T20 International, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 14: Third T20 International match, Supersports Park, Pretoria
April 16: Fourth T20 International, Supersports Park, Pretoria