PAK vs SA 2021: The Test series between Pakistan and Proteas will be a part of the 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship as it will be their first meeting in this competition.
The South African cricket team is currently in Pakistan to play two Tests and three T20 internationals, commencing from January 26. After the conclusion of the second Test, the Proteas Test squad will return home and a separate team shall play the three-match T20I series in Pakistan.
Players of both teams entered the bio-secure bubble on January 19, and the squads will be trimmed to 16 ahead of the first Test.
South Africa Tour Of Pakistan 2021 Complete Schedule:
PAK vs SA: Test Match Schedule
- 26th-30th January: First Test
- 4th-8th February: Second Test
PAK vs SA: T20I Schedule
- 11th February: First T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
- 13th February: Second T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
- 14th February: Third T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
South Africa Tour Of Pakistan 2021 Venues:
Test Series Venues:
- 1st Test – National Stadium (Karachi)
- 2nd Test – Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium (Rawalpindi)
T20I Series Venues:
- 1st T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
- 2nd T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
- 3rd T20I – Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
ICC World Test Championship 2019-21
- Matches in the series: 2
- Points for a win: 60
- Points for a tie: 30
- Points for a draw: 20
- Points for a defeat: 0
Match Abandoned due to ‘Unfit’ pitch
If a match is abandoned and the pitch and/or outfield is ultimately rated as ‘Unfit’ under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, points for that match shall be distributed on the basis that the visiting team won the match and the home team lost the match. Any abandoned match will be classified as a drawn match for statistical purposes. (As per Contents 16.10.3 of ICC World Test Championship Playing Conditions)
Penalty Overs – Points Deduction
Any team which has been unable to maintain the minimum over rate as defined in 12.9 will incur one Penalty Over for each full over it is short of the minimum over rate requirement. (As per Contents 16.11.1 of ICC World Test Championship Playing Conditions)
A team will have two (2) World Test Championship competition points deducted from the total of its points for each Penalty Over it incurs during the Round Stage. (As per Contents 16.11.2 of ICC World Test Championship Playing Conditions)
South Africa Tour Of Pakistan 2021 Complete Squads (Latest):
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha, 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
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c), 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 Jansen.
South Africa Tour Of Pakistan 2021 When And Where To Watch, Live Streaming Details
In the UK, Sky Sports Cricket (Sky channel 404, Talk Talk 404, BT TV 423, Virgin 504) will be showing both Tests after clinching a new deal with the PCB. Matches will be streamed via Sky Go.
PTV Sports will show the series in Pakistan, though talks are ongoing regarding a broadcast deal for the rest of South Asia.
The Supersport Network will pick up the series in South Africa, while in New Zealand Sky Sport will again be on hand to broadcast the clashes.
Willow TV has the rights in North American and in the Caribbean Flow Sports is the place to go.
Details regarding how the Tests will be shown in Australia and the Middle East will be confirmed in due course.