Pakistan cricket team is all set to tour South Africa for a One Day and T20 matches series this November. This is the third series between these two teams during this year. Pakistan and South Africa are already playing a 2 Test, 5 ODI and 1 T20I matches series in UAE at the moment which will complete on 13th November 2013.
According to the announced schedule, Pakistan team will play 2 T20 Internationals and 3 One Day International matches during their tour to South Africa which will begun on 20th November 2013 with a T20 match. This series has been arranged because India has announced to shorten their tour to South Africa which is due to begun from 5th December. The India tour to South Africa originally schedule included 3test, 7 ODIs and 2 T20s but now they will only play 2 test and 3 ODI matches. South Africa cricket board has organized this tour of Pakistan in order to reduce the amount of loss they have to bear due to reschedule of Indian team’s tour.
The captains of both teams have appreciated this decision of their respective boards. Pakistani team captain Misbah-ul-haq said, “I think we will benefit from the tour because of playing a top team, It will give our players more opportunity to learn, it will help these young players to get mentally strong.” While the South African ODI team captain AB de Villiers said that,“It is great to play against a team like Pakistan. Some of the stadiums will get a bit more good games. Pakistan have a world class bowling attack and very dangerous batsman’s so it will be exciting,”
- 1st T20I: South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg
- Nov 20, 2013 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 21:00 PKT)
- 2nd T20I: South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town
- Nov 22, 2013 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 21:00 PKT)
- 1st ODI: South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town
- Nov 24, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT)
- 2nd ODI: South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth
- Nov 27, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT)
- 3rd ODI: South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion
- Nov 30, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT)