The 2021 series between Pakistan and South Africa has finally been confirmed during April / May period. The Pakistan tour of South Africa got green signal without the Test series and will play three T20s and three ODI matches right after the Pakistan Super League Tournament that will end in March. Matches will be played across various venues at South Africa grounds. The tour was initially scheduled to take place in September/October 2020 but it has been rescheduled with tentative dates to be followed.
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Paksitan vs South Africa Series – 2021 Coverage
The Pakistan tour of South Africa is finally confirmed by Pakistan Cricket Board after hosting Zimbabwe at home earlier. The Pakistan vs South Africa series is a bilateral series that was initially scheduled much earlier but has been delayed till later this year due to the pandemic.
In 2021, both teams will play three T20 matches followed by three ODI in South Africa. The initial plan was to skip the Test in order to prepare for the T20 World Cup that was to be held in Australia later this year. Pakistan will also tour Zimbabwe after the South Africa tour.
There are a total of 6 matches including 3 T20s and 3 ODIs (and no Tests) to be played during Pakistan tour of South Africa. The PAK-SA bilateral series is a part of the Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) which has been prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), PCB and NZ Cricket Board.
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021 schedule hasn’t been announced yet but the tentative dates suggested by the PCB confirms that the series will be played in April / May 2021. Once the schedule is announced, we will update this page with all details including date, timing and venues.
We will be updating this page for more updates about the PAK-SA series during coming weeks. CricketSchedule offers schedule, live scores, latest news, squads and players info of the Pakistan-South Africa (PAK vs SA) series. Stay tuned for more updates.
Pakistan tour of South Africa (PAK vs SA) 2021
Babar Azam’s XI next away Challenge consists of a limited-overs series in South Africa. The Green team will play a 3 Match ODI & T20I series against the Proteas. Both the teams were initially to be seen in Action in October as per the Future tour Program but the series has been rescheduled in 2021 April due to the pandemic crisis in the country.
The first ODI match between South Africa and Pakistan was played in Brisbane on 8 March 1992, South Africa won the match with a margin of 20 runs and since then both the teams have featured in 79 ODI matches against Each other, South Africa have won 50 of them while Pakistan is counting low on 28. 1 match resulted in “No result”.
Pakistan vs South Africa ODI records
- Highest Team Total:392/6 by South Africa on 4th Feb 2007
- Lowest Total: 89 by Pakistan 27 Oct 2006
- Most Runs: 1423 by AB de Villiers (SA) in 32 Matches
- Most runs in a series:367 by AB de Villiers in the 2012/13 series
- Most Hundreds:3 by Hashim Amla (SA)and AB de Villiers (SA)
- Highest Score:135 by Saleem Elahi (PAK) on 11 Dec 2002
- Highest average:59.29 by AB de Villiers (SA) in 32 matches
- Highest Partnership:257 between Abdul Razzaq (PAK) and Saleem Elahi (PAK) for the 2nd Wicket on 11 Dec 2002
- Most sixes: 39 by Shahid Afridi (PAK)
- Most Ducks:7 Herschelle Gibbs (SA)
- Most Wickets:58 by Waqar Younis (PAK) in 32 Matches
- Most Wickets in a series: 12 by Makhaya Ntini (SA)in 2003/04 series
- Best Bowling figure:6/39 by Dale Steyn (SA) in 9.0 overs on 27 Nov 2013
- Most Catches: 18 by Hashim Amla (SA) and Jacques Kallis (SA)
- Most Catches in a Match:4 by Hashim Amla (SA)on 30 Nov 2013
- Most Catches in a Series: 6 by Hashim Amla (SA) in 2013/14 series
- Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals: 59 by Mark Boucher (SA) in 33 matches
- Most dismissals in a match; 5 by Mark Boucher and Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)
- Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals in a Series: 16 by Mark Boucher (SA)in 2006/07 series
- Most Matches: 42 by Jacques Kallis (SA)
- Most matches as captain:18 by Graeme Smith (SA)
Pakistan have only won 12 ODI’s out of their 34 matches against the Proteas in South Africa. The Green will look to eradicate all the mistakes they made in their last tour to South Africa as the home team defeated the visitors by 3-2. This ODI series will be the part of the ICC super league where every team will earn ten points for a win, five points for a tie or no result or abandonment, and zero points for a loss in every match of 3 match ODI series. South Africa is currently ranked at no 4 position at ICC ODI ranking while Pakistan is Struggling at no 6.
On Feb 2nd, 2007 Pakistan and South Africa played first T20I against each other which was comprehensively Won by South Africa by 10 wickets while chasing a target of 130. In a span of 12 years from 2007-2019 both the team have appeared in 14 T20I’s, Pakistan have won 6 while South Africa dominated in 8 matches. Out of 7 T20I matches played in South Africa, the green team only managed to win 3 while losing 4. South Africa hosted the last T20 series between the two nations in 2019 where the home team defeated the visitors by the margin of 2-1
Pakistan stands at no 4 position in the T20 rankings while South Africa is just behind Pakistan. This particular series will help the teams in assessing and building their squads for the upcoming T20 world cup in India Next year.
Pakistan vs South Africa T20I records
- Highest Team Total:195/7 in 20 overs by Pakistan on 3 March 2013
- Lowest Total:98/9 in 20 overs by Pakistan in Dubai on 13 Nov 2013
- Highest Partnership: 132* runs between GC Smith (SA), LE Bosman (SA) for the first wicket on 2nd Feb 2007
- Most Runs: 255 by Umar Akmal (PAK) in 9 matches
- Most runs in a series:151 by Babar Azam (PAK) in the 2018/19 series
- Highest Score:90 by Babar Azam (PAK) on 58 balls at Johannesburg on 3rd Feb 2019
- Most Sixes:10 by Umar Akmal (PAK)
- Most Sixes in a match: 5 by David Miller (SA) on 3rd Feb 2019
- Most Ducks:2 Umar Gul (PAK) and Muhammad Hafeez (PAK)
- Most Wickets:12 by Dale Steyn (SA) and Saeed Ajmal (PAK)
- Best Bowling figure:5/6 by Umar Gul (PAK) in 2.2 overs at Centurion on 3rd March 2013
- Most Wickets in a Series:8 by Beuran Hendricks (SA) in a 3-match series in 2018/19
- Most Catches:7 by David Miller (SA)
- Most Catches in a Match:4 by David Miller (SA)
- Most Catches in a Series:5 by David Miller (SA)
- Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals:6 by Q de Kock (SA)in 4 matches, Kamran Akmal (PAK)in matches, and AB de Villiers (SA) in 10 Matches
- Most Wicket keeping dismissal in a match: 4 by Q de Kock (SA) in Dubai on 13 Nov 2013
- Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals in a series:5 by Q de Kock (SA) in 2013/14
- Most Matches:11 by Shahid Afridi (PAK)
- Most Matches as Captain: 6 by Faf du Plessis (SA) and Muhammad Hafeez (PAK)
The squads and fixtures are yet to be announced but as the Cricket Conditions in South Africa suggests, Pacers will play a keen role in Team’s success. Pakistan is known for producing quality fast bowlers but in recent times the firepower of Pakistani Arsenal has failed to win matches for the Green team. As far as the batting is concerned the veterans along with the Young guns together need to make the right combination and aid the bowling department with enough runs on the Board to defend.
Pakistani coach Misbah is hopeful of turning things around for the Pakistani team despite an unsuccessful outing in England stating “”The sort of cricket we are playing right now is exactly what we are looking at”. His drastic changes to the squad have already cost the no1 rank in the shorter format of the game but Misbah is happy with the way the team is moving ahead. Misbah is the only captain to win an ODI series for Pakistan in South Africa and having shared cricket ground with most the guys of both teams, his experience as a player will assist him as a coach in making a Perfect game plans for his team.
South African Cricket is in Financial, Administrative, and Managerial Crisis. The allegations of Racism and government interference in cricket, firing, and resigning of top administration, CSÁ is facing the worst time. It won’t be a surprise if we see the suspension of the series for an indefinite period as the multiple players are engaged in IPL and Pakistanis are keen on hosting Zimbabwe in November. There was a possibility of Proteas touring Pakistan earlier in March before the Novel Virus halted sports activities around the globe. PCB is already working on creating a biosecure bubble for the resumption of cricket in Pakistan and the health situation in the country projects improvement over time. Judging from the recent development the South African team visiting Pakistan is not out of Question.
PAK vs SA Series FAQ
When does the PAK vs SA series begin?
Both Pakistan and South Africa will kick-off the series with 3-match ODI series starting from April, 2021.
How many matches will both teams play?
Both Pakistan and South Africa will play a total of 6 matches that includes 3 ODIs and 3 T20s during April / May period.
What are the series Venues for Pakistan vs South Africa?
The 2021 series venues are not final yet. With tentative dates likely to be released before the PSL, we may expect matches to be played at different grounds.
How can I set free reminder for Match Timings?
You can set reminder through our match calendar which sets match timings according to your time zone. All T20 and ODI matches will be given with local time, ET, GMT and PKT timing.
How long is the Pakistan tour of South Africa?
Pakistan tour of South Africa in 2021 will most likely be consisted of about two to three weeks which may include couple of practice matches beside the 3 ODI and 3 T20 matches.
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