PAKISTAN vs SOUTH AFRICA FIRST TEST, Timing | When & Where To Watch

Cricket - South Africa v Pakistan - First Test - SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion, South Africa - December 26, 2018 Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi celebrates bowling out Dean Elgar. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

PAKISTAN will be touring SOUTH AFRICA for 3 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20s . The tour is going to take off with the hosts playing against the visitors in a 3 match test series.

The first test match is all set to be played in the SUPERSPORT PARK,CENTURION,SOUTH AFRICA on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 commencing from 1:30PM (IST).

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Both the teams have played last test match against each other in 2013-2014.


Looking at the current ICC rankings, and a quick insight into the playing history of both the teams, it is evident that both the teams have set a standards for other teams around the world.While SOUTH AFRICA stands on the 3rd  position, PAKISTAN is still fighting its way up on the on the ranking board from their current 7th position.

The teams have faced each other in the past for 23 matches in which SOUTH AFRICA have won 12 matches and PAKISTAN have won 4 matches and 7 matches ended up in a draw.

The test team squad for SOUTH AFRICA:

S.No. Team Players Name
1 Faf du Plessis(c)
2 Hashim Amla
3 Temba Bavuma
4 Theunis de Bruyn
5 Quinton de Kock

6 Dean Elgar
7 Zubayr Hamza
Keshav Maharaj
8 Aiden Markram
9 Duanne Olivier
10 Kagiso Rabada
11 Dale Steyn
12 Dane Paterson


The test team squad for PAKISTAN:

S.No. Team Players Name
1 Imam-ul-Haq
2 Fakhar Zaman
3 Azhar Ali
4 Shan Masood
5 Haris Sohail
6 Asad Shafiq
7 Babar Azam

8 Sarfraz Ahmed(c)
9 Mohammad Rizwan
10 Yasir Shah
11 Shadab Khan
12 Mohammad Abbas
13 Hasan Ali
14 Mohammad Amir
15 Faheem Ashraf
16 Shaheen Afridi


South Africa VS Pakistan PREDICTIONS

The odds are in the favour of SOUTH AFRICA due the home advantage and their performance against other teams in the recent times. PAKISTAN the underdogs will be ready to give a tough fight to the hosts.

Cricket is the game of uncertainties no one can predict the result but one thing is guaranteed that this series is going to be filled with excitement and suspense.



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