Pakistan to visit South Africa in April for 3 ODIs, 4 T20Is
Following Australia’s decision to pull out of a three-test series in the country next month, Cricket Africa on Friday announced that Pakistan will play three one-day internationals and four Twenty20 internationals in South Africa during April
The series will provide much-needed revenue for Cricket South Africa, who are reeling from the financial fall-out of Australia’s withdrawal, the latter citing COVID-19 fears. England cut short a white-ball tour in December over fears about the virus and Australia withdrew from a planned three-Test tour which was due to take place in March.
The only home international matches played by South Africa during the 2020/21 season so far were three Twenty20 internationals against England and two Test matches against Sri Lanka.
South Africa recently completed a two-test tour of Pakistan and are currently engaged in a three-match Twenty20 series. I
The touring team will stay in a bio-secure environment and matches will be confined to two venues — SuperSport Park in the Centurion and the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith said that Pakistan has proved their status over the years as one of the most dangerous limited-overs teams and he believes that they will give the Proteas a stern test on the Highveld.
- April 2, first one-day international, Centurion
- April 4, second one-day international, Johannesburg
- April 2, third one-day international, Centurion
- April 10, first Twenty20 international, Johannesburg
- April 12, second Twenty20 international, Johannesburg
- April 14, third Twenty20 international, Centurion
- April 16, fourth Twenty20 international