Karachi: Pakistan and South Africa will once again lock horns in April for the limited-overs series in Centurion and Johannesburg, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed today.
PCB announced the schedule where Pakistan will play three ODIs which will be part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. Both sides will also play four T20Is
The Men in Green will depart for Johannesburg on 26 March and will play the three ODIs on 2, 4 and 7 April. Centurion will stage the first and third ODIs, while the second match will be played in Johannesburg.
After the 50-over matches, Pakistan and South Africa will feature in four T20Is. Originally, three T20Is were scheduled, but on the request of Cricket South Africa, the PCB has agreed to play an additional match in the shortest format.
Johannesburg will host the opening two matches on 10 and 12 April, while Pretoria will be the venue for the third and fourth T20Is.
Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan: “We are delighted to help assist our fellow member in these challenging times. We all have a collective responsibility to look after the game and its welfare together as ICC Members.
“South Africa and Pakistan’s relationship is a long-standing and mutually valued one, and it was an easy decision for us to accommodate their request. We’re all looking forward to a successful tour.”
CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith: “We are delighted to finally confirm the dates and full schedule for Pakistan’s white-ball tour to South Africa.
“Pakistan have proved their status over the years as one of the most dangerous limited-overs teams and I’m sure they will give the Proteas a stern test on the Highveld. We will also have the much-anticipated ‘Betway Pink ODI’ take place during the tour and that is something further to look forward to for the players, the fans and all those associated with this iconic day.
“We are grateful to the PCB for agreeing to our request within a short period of time to increase the length of the trip by adding in a fourth T20, which will give us some much-needed additional international content.”
Note, this tour was initially scheduled to take place in October 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After this tour, Pakistan will fly to Zimbabwe for two Tests and three T20Is.
2 April – 1st ODI; SuperSport Park, Pretoria
4 April – 2nd ODI; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
7 April – 3rd ODI; SuperSport Park, Pretoria
10 April – 1st T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
12 April – 2nd T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
14 April – 3rd T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria
16 April -4th T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria