South Africa vs Pakistan 2018 Team Players & Fixtures
Having lost the Test series against New Zealand, the onus will be on Pakistan to change things around when they begin their tour of South Africa with the three-match Test series. This will be followed by five ODIs and three T20Is and all the information on the South Africa vS Pakistan schedule, live streaming and results can be found below.
The month and a half long tour will kick-start with a three-day warm-up game in Benoni on December 19 and will be followed by three back to back Test matches with just three-day gaps between them. The Tests will be played in Centurion, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The ODI series will be played from January 19 in Port Elizabeth and on till January 30 while the T20Is will be played between February 1 and 6.
The Pakistan and South Africa Test squads were announced while more information is needed on the ODI teams. For now, Sarfaraz Ahmed will continue to lead the Test team despite all the problems that the Test team has faced, while South Africa will be captained by Faf du Plessis.
Pak vs SA Series 2018 Schedule
|Dec 26, Wed – Dec 30, Sun||South Africa vs Pakistan 1st Test||08:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM Local||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Jan 03, Thu – Jan 07, Mon||South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test||08:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM Local||Newlands, Cape Town|
|Jan 11, Fri – Jan 15, Tue||South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd Test||08:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM Local||The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Jan 19, Sat||South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 01:00 PM Local||St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth|
|Jan 22, Tue||South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 01:00 PM Local||Kingsmead, Durban|
|Jan 25, Fri||South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 01:00 PM Local||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Jan 27, Sun||South Africa vs Pakistan 4th ODI||08:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM Local||The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Jan 30, Wed||South Africa vs Pakistan 5th ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 01:00 PM Local||Newlands, Cape Town|
|Feb 01, Fri||South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20||04:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM Local||Newlands, Cape Town|
|Feb 03, Sun||South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd T20||12:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM Local||The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Feb 06, Wed||South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd T20||04:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM Local||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
Pakistan vs South Africa Squad for Series
Pakistan Test Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Faheem Ashraf
South Africa Test Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Vernon Philander, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn
How to watch the Pakistan tour of South Africa
In Pakistan the tour of South Africa can be watched on PTV while Supersport TV are the official broadcasters of the tour in South Africa and other parts of Africa. Indian viewers can watch this series live on Sony ESPN.
South Africa vs Pakistan Head to Head
Going into this series, these two teams have played in 23 Tests and South Africa lead 12-4. In ODI cricket, this head to head is 47-25 in favour of South Africa, while in Pakistan’s format too, South Africa are marginally ahead at 6-5. In South Africa, the hosts lead 9-2 in Tests, 18-10 in ODIs and it’s 2-2 in T20Is.