Host Pakistan will be looking to make a strong comeback in red-ball cricket when they take on South Africa in a two-match series, starting from 26th January in Karachi. Skipper Quinton de Kock will be hoping that the side can produce decent show with bat and ball in subcontinent conditions.
Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillion, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee and Keegan Petersen are uncapped players included in South Africa’s Test squad for Pakistan tour.
On the other hand, Pakistan will be looking to bounce back after suffering a whitewash in the two-match Test series played against New Zealand in New Zealand. The selectors have gone with nine uncapped players for the home series. Haris Rauf, Tabish Khan, Sajid Khan, Imran Butt, Abdullah Shafique, Sajid Khan, Kamran Ghulam, Nauman Ali and Saud Shakeel for the home series.
After fully recovering from thumb injury, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan for the Test series against South Africa. Pakistan vs South Africa 2021 Test Series will be played in Pakistan.
Here are some of the key stats related to Pakistan vs South Africa 2021 Test Series
2013 was the last time Pakistan won a Test match against South Africa. The victory came under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq in the two-match series played in the United Arab Emirates.
27 Test matches have been played between Pakistan and South Africa in Test cricket. South Africa have dominated with 15 victories to their name while Pakistan managed to come out top on four occasions. Seven Test matches have ended in a draw between the two teams.
8 wickets needed by Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket. Left-arm quick has taken 42 wickets in 14 Test matches at an average of 32.71.
3 wickets needed by South African pacer Kagiso Rabada to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. He currently sits at 197 wickets in 44 matches. He will be the eighth South African bowler to reach the milestone in Test format.
38 runs required by South African captain Quinton De Kock to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. De Kock currently has scored 2962 runs in 50 Test matches at an average of 38.46 with five centuries to his name.
65 runs needed by South Africa middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket. He currently has scored 1935 runs in 43 Test matches at an average of 31.30 with 1 century and 14 half-centuries to his name.