Pakistan to visit South Africa after Australia’s postponement
Pakistan will tour South Africa for three ODIs and four T20Is in April.
The ODI series is a part of Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-23. This will be South Africa’s first CWCSL series in which one of the ODIs will be a ‘Pink ODI’.
International cricket has been disturbed in South Africa over England’s decision to skip ODIs (part of CWCSL) due to COVID outbreak in bio-bubble last year and Australia’s decision to postpone three-Test tour (part of WTC) recently.
Although England played three T20Is there before the scheduled ODIs. Sri Lanka played two Test matches on the Boxing Day and in the first week of new the year.
Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith acknowledged Pakistan Cricket Board for agreeing to play an additional fourth T20I on the tour.
“Pakistan has 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,” Smith said.
“We will also have the much-anticipated ‘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.”
The Proteas made their first Pakistan tour in 14 years last month. Pakistan won the Tests 2-0 and the first of three T20Is by a narrow margin of 3 runs.
South Africa vs Pakistan 2021 fixtures:
April 2: 1st ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
April 4: 2nd ODI, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 7: 3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
April 10: 1st T20I, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 12: 2nd T20I, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 14: 3rd T20I, SuperSport Park, Centurion
April 16: 4th T20I, SuperSport Park, Centurion