Pakistan take on the next leg of the tournament after a clean sweep series against South Africa. The hosts beat Proteas by 95 runs in the second Test on Monday, making their way back in to the top five of the ICC Test Rankings, leapfrogging Sri Lanka and South Africa with 90 rating points to their name. Pakistan clinched the first Test by seven wickets and Hasan Ali’s five-wicket haul helped the host to continue their unbeaten streak in the home series against the Proteas since 2003.
With some new faces riding into the sides ahead of what lies a three-match T20I series, Pakistan will continue their winning momentum. The first of the three matches is scheduled to start from February 11 at Gaddafi Stadium. However, the visiting side will miss some experienced players like Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada. Heinrich Klaasen has been handed the responsibilities to lead the side in the T20I series.
Head to head
Matches Played: 14
South Africa: 8
PAK vs SA T20I Series Schedule
1st T20I: February 11 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore – 4 PM IST
2nd T20I: February 13 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore – 4 PM IST
3rd T20I: February 14 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore – 4 PM IST
Babar Azam (c), Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mehmood, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed.
Heinrich Klaasen (captain), Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickleton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Jacques Snyman, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon.