Pakistan Vs South Africa
Pakistan is playing first Test vs South Africa at Centurion on December 26 , 2018.
Pakistan will be without key test bowler Muhammad Abbas .Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman will be part of Team.
Pakistan Team Probably will be :
Opener: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq
Middle Order: Azhar Ali,Horis Sohail ,Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq
Pace Attack: Mohammad Amir ,Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Spin Bowler: Yasir Shah
Wicket Keeper : Sarfraz ahmad
South Africa Squad is
Opener .Aiden Markram , Dean Elgar
Middle Order:Theunis de Bruyn,Hashim Amala .Faf du plessis
Temba Bavuma or Zubair Hamza
Quinton de Kock Wicket Keeper
Pace attack:Dale Steyn ,Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier
Spin bowler .Kashev Maharaj
Pakistan Vs South Africaa head to head
Total 10 series
South Africa Won 6
Pakistan Won 1
In South Africa 5 Series .Four won by South Frica and one drawn.
In Pakistan three series , South Frica won two series and Pakistan has won one series.
Two series played in UAE remained drawn.
Total 46 test played between Pakistan an
South Africa.South Africa has won 24 and Pakistan won 8 matches and 14 matches were resultless.
Total 23 Matches played in South Africa .South Africa has won 12 test matches and Pakistan Won 4 test matches and 7 were draw.
Total 23 matches Played in Pakistan and UAE.South Africa has won 12 test matches and Pakistan has won 4 matches 7 matches could not be decided.
In Pakistan 19 matches were played South Africa won 11 and Pakistan won 3.5 Test matches were result less.
In UAE total 4 test matches were played .Pakistan won 1 and South Africa won one , 2 test matches were drawn.
Pakistan Squad strength
Pakistan has experienced batting line up.All four middle order players have reasonable test experience. In Opening Pakistan has two talented young man in case of Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq.
Pakistan has one of the best leg spinner in test history Yasir Shah. Yasir Shah recently completed 200 wickets in 33 test matches breaking 82 years old world record of test cricket owned by Clarrie Gremmit.
South African has very poor record vs leg spin,Mushtaq Ahmed and Danish Kaneria has created problem for South African batsman.
Pakistan has a very good pace attack. Mohammad Amir , Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi are good on fast track.
Pakistan Squad Weakness.
Pakistani batting line has not impressive record against South African attack.
Steyn has good record vs Pakistani batting.Steyn has taken 47 wickets in 10 test matches. Rabada is now no 1 bowler in ICC rankings.
Pakistan has one one disadvantage that Pakistan number one fast test bowler Muhammad Abbas is unfit for this test match.
South Africa Squad Strength
South African are at their home ground this is biggest advantage.
South Africa has one of the formidable pace attack in test .Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn can demolish any top batting order.
South Africa has good batting line up which is very strong till no 7. Quinton de Kock is a big plus points for South Africa.Faf du plessis and Mark Ramdin are in good form.
Young batsman Hamza is good prospectus who is termed Hashim Amla of future.
South African Squad weakness.
South African most reliable bat Hashim Amla is not in form .Dale Steyn has also played few test in last two years.
South African are without their dangerous batsman de Villiers.
Their Young bowler Ngidi is unfit.He is most wickets takers in ODI in 2018 with 26 wickets.
South Africa has not world class spinner for test matches.
Player to Watch.
Hamza and Shaheen Shah Afridi will be center stage of the match.
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman who scored 160 runs in two innings of his debut test will also be center of attraction of crowed.
Match will start for Pakistan Standard Time
at 1.00 PM .
PAK VS SA
DECEMBER 25 , 2018