South African cricket team arrives in Pakistan after 14 years

South African cricket team arrives in Pakistan after 14 years. The team squad received a warm welcome on its arrival in Karachi. Then they have taken to the hotel in complete security. The Proteas 38-member squad is led by wicket keeper batsman Quentin de Kock.

South African cricket team arrives in Pakistan after 14 years
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South African cricket team arrives in Pakistan after 14 years

The South African cricket team has arrived in Pakistan to play a bilateral series after a long gap of 14 years. The visiting team, which is on its first visit to Pakistan since 2007, will be placed in quarantine and will undergo a Corona Test. Athletes whose corona test will be negative. He will be allowed to train at the National Stadium in Karachi from Sunday.

The South African cricket team will play 2 Tests and 3 T20 Internationals against Pakistan. The first Test between the two teams will played on January 26 in Karachi. While the second Test will start on February 4 in Rawalpindi. Both Test matches in the series will be part of the ICC World Test Championship. All three T20 International matches of the series will played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The matches will take place on February 11, 13 and 14.

All players will complete their quarantine period in Karachi. After which they will allowed to participate in training sessions and intra squad practice matches. They will conduct corona test also. During the tour of Pakistan, the South African team will provided security equal to that of an official guest.

South Africa had earlier visited Pakistan in 2007 and won the Karachi Test by 160 runs to win the series 0-1.

After the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009, Pakistan’s fields fell asleep and the teams decided not to come to Pakistan. However, there have been mutual relations between the two countries and Pakistan has hosted South Africa in the United Arab Emirates. A total of 11 Test series have been played between the two teams since 1995. South Africa has won seven of the 11 while Pakistan has won one.

The South African squad consists of these players

This will be the first time that a T20 series will played between the two teams in Pakistan. Earlier, the South African team had won both the series played in the United Arab Emirates.

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The squad of the visiting South African team consists of these players.

Quentin de Kock (captain), Temba Baumama, Aiden Mercrum. Faf Dupleix, Dan Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Divine Pretorias, Keshu Maharaj. Lungi Nigidi, Rasi van der Dussen, Anrich Norje, Wayne Mulder. Luthor Bienne, Luthor Siper., Sarl Arvey, Keegan Peterson, Tabriz Shamsi, George Linde, Darren Doppelin and Ottenel Bartman also included.

South African cricket team arrives in Pakistan after 14 years

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