Karachi, December 9
South Africa will tour Pakistan for the first time in 14 years for two Tests and three T20Is starting in January, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said today. While Karachi and Rawalpindi will hosts the two Tests, the three T20Is will be held in Lahore.
The Tests will be held on January 26-30 (Karachi) and February 4-8 (Rawalpindi), while the T20Is will be held on February 11, 13 and 14, all in Lahore. The PCB said upon arrival in Karachi, the visitors will “observe an isolation period following which they will hold training sessions and play intra-squad practice matches.”
The last time South Africa toured Pakistan was in 2007 when they won the Karachi Test by 160 runs to clinch the series 1-0. The subsequent series in 2010 and 2013 were played in the United Arab Emirates. The two sides have played 11 Test series since 1995 with South Africa winning seven and Pakistan one in 2003. This will be the first time the two sides will go head to head in a T20I series in Pakistan, having previously played two series in the UAE. South Africa won both the series. — PTI