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PAK vs SA: How does Pakistan fare in opposition to South Africa on house turf?

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  • Pakistan has managed to win just one Check sequence in opposition to South Africa as hosts
  • Pakistan has by no means managed to win a Check sequence on South Africa’s turf
  • The 2 sides will play their first Check on Tuesday, in Karachi

KARACHI: The upcoming sequence between Pakistan and South Africa has generated plenty of pleasure and anticipation, particularly amongst followers of the previous because the Proteas tour the nation for the primary time in virtually 14 years. 

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Nonetheless, the one query on each cricket fan’s thoughts is, how has Pakistan fared in opposition to South Africa at any time when it has confronted the Proteas on its house turf?

Head-to-head, South Africa has gained extra Check sequence than Pakistan relating to each house and away sequence. The Proteas have gained two of the final 5 Check sequence between the nations (in 1997 and 2007) which happened in Pakistan. 

The inexperienced shirts have been solely in a position to win one Check sequence in 2003 in opposition to South Africa, which was held in Pakistan. The final two Check sequence performed between the nations (in 2010 and 2013) have been gained by South Africa. Each sequence have been performed within the UAE, owing to safety considerations. 

Pakistan has not defeated South Africa in a Check sequence at any time when it has performed on the Proteas’ turf. In response to official information, Pakistan and South Africa have performed six Check sequence since 1995 in opposition to one another in South Africa, with Pakistan shedding all of them save for one in 1998, which resulted in a 1-1 draw. 

Learn extra: PCB proclaims 17-player squad for Pakistan’s first Check in opposition to South Africa

South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns within the first Check match of the sequence on Tuesday, January 26 in Karachi. Pakistan introduced its 17-player squad for the sequence on Sunday with Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam and Salman Ali Agha being unnoticed as probables for the primary Check. 

The 17-player squad is as follows:

Openers: Abid Ali and Imran Butt

Center-order batsmen: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Saud Shakeel

All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Sarfaraz Ahmed

Spinners: Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan and Yasir Shah

Quick bowlers: Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Tabish Khan

Faf du Plessis says Pakistan are a ‘harmful aspect’ on house situations

Senior South African batsman Faf du Plessis has dismissed the Proteas previous document in opposition to Pakistan, including that the inexperienced shirts are at all times a harmful aspect after they play on house soil. 

Speaking to the media via a web-based press convention on Saturday, du Plessis stated that South Africa’s previous document in opposition to Pakistan gained’t come under consideration when each the edges, which based on him are equally positioned, will tackle one another.

“No, I think that’s a very long time ago, and a very different team,” he responded, when requested if the outcomes of South Africa’s final tour to Pakistan give them any confidence enhance forward of the sequence.

“I think both South Africa and Pakistan are probably similarly placed where they are in terms of the teams. Quite a lot of inexperience, and not a lot of Test caps within the team. I think we expecting it to be a very, very tough ask against Pakistan, they are a very dangerous team in their home conditions,” the 36-year-old batsman stated.

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