Pakistan's Tour of South Africa - Feb-March 2012/13

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Fri Feb 1 - Tue Feb 5
10:30 local | 08:30 GMT 1st Test - South Africa vs Pakistan
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Thu Feb 14 - Mon Feb 18
10:30 local | 08:30 GMT 2nd Test - South Africa vs Pakistan
Newlands, Cape Town

Fri Feb 22 - Tue Feb 26
10:30 local | 08:30 GMT 3rd Test - South Africa vs Pakistan
SuperSport Park, Centurion


Fri Mar 1
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT 1st T20 - South Africa vs Pakistan
Kingsmead, Durban

Sun Mar 3
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT 2nd T20 - South Africa vs Pakistan
Buffalo Park, East London


Sun Mar 10
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT 1st ODI - South Africa vs Pakistan
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein

Fri Mar 15
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT 2nd ODI - South Africa vs Pakistan
SuperSport Park, Centurion

Sun Mar 17
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT 3rd ODI - South Africa vs Pakistan
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Thu Mar 21
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT 4th ODI - South Africa vs Pakistan
Kingsmead, Durban

Sun Mar 24
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT 5th ODI - South Africa vs Pakistan
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
 

Aalay

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I don't see Pakistan winning any test TBH. Both teams have good bowling attack but SA have a very good batting lineup as well which Pakistan is lacking.
 

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Ye agreed. PAK bowling in a few sessions may be able to restrict south africa's batting from time to time in the tests. But the uncertainly of pak's batting is likely to be their big Achilles heel vs the proteas bowling.
 

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Looking at Pakistan's recent good performance in short tour of India, I'm excited about this particular series, I think Pakistan will be more than handful in ODIs & T20s.. but yes, tests will be really tough for Pakistan, they might have got away with 0-0 draw in UAE in 2011, but spice in South African pitches will help their fast bowlers as much as it'll trouble their batsmen.

Another interesting battle will be how South African batters handle Ajmal, don't quite recollect Ajmal's performance against them in UAE series, but he has come a long way since those days. South African test team is decidedly weaker in spin department, so unless all the venues produce greenish surfaces which stay true throughout 5 days, Pakistan can look to catch Saffers napping with spin. Although I think Ajmal will still be a big factor on any pitch.

all in all, I'm really looking forward to a competitive series between 2 good fast-bowling attacks, Saffers have the advantage of resilient test batsmen while Pakistan have the advantage of superior spin attack..and yes, I'd like Pakistan to carry on with the improvement that they have shown in fielding department.
 

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I have a feeling that Pakistan will draw the Test series 1-1. They are currently ona high after having beaten India in India.
 

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Chances a pretty slim but even if Pakistan win a test match in SA it will be a boost for Pakistan. Bowlers will as usual show their class and batsmen will fail as usual so I am expecting a 2-0 in tests and 3-2 ODIs in favor of SA. Lets hope Pakistan play against the odds like they did in UAE against England.
 

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I want Junaid Khan to come good and surprize proteas. This will be my team.

Taufiq
Jamshed
Azhar
Y.Khan
Misbah
Hafiz/Asad (hafez will be tested if he opens)
A.Akmal
U.Gul
S.Ajmal/A.Rehman
J.Khan
M.Irfan (I hope he gets a chance in tests as well)

Batting is weak point but if fielding does come good we will be able to surprize chokas)
 

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I have a feeling that Pakistan will draw the Test series 1-1. They are currently ona high after having beaten India in India.

After beating India in India with the ODI's? What has that to do with test cricket?

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I want Junaid Khan to come good and surprize proteas. This will be my team.

Taufiq
Jamshed
Azhar
Y.Khan
Misbah
Hafiz/Asad (hafez will be tested if he opens)
A.Akmal
U.Gul
S.Ajmal/A.Rehman
J.Khan
M.Irfan (I hope he gets a chance in tests as well)

Batting is weak point but if fielding does come good we will be able to surprize chokas)

WTF? Who holds the record for the highest chase in ODI and test cricket?

Cheers

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Looking at Pakistan's recent good performance in short tour of India, I'm excited about this particular series, I think Pakistan will be more than handful in ODIs & T20s.. but yes, tests will be really tough for Pakistan, they might have got away with 0-0 draw in UAE in 2011, but spice in South African pitches will help their fast bowlers as much as it'll trouble their batsmen.

Another interesting battle will be how South African batters handle Ajmal, don't quite recollect Ajmal's performance against them in UAE series, but he has come a long way since those days. South African test team is decidedly weaker in spin department, so unless all the venues produce greenish surfaces which stay true throughout 5 days, Pakistan can look to catch Saffers napping with spin. Although I think Ajmal will still be a big factor on any pitch.

all in all, I'm really looking forward to a competitive series between 2 good fast-bowling attacks, Saffers have the advantage of resilient test batsmen while Pakistan have the advantage of superior spin attack..and yes, I'd like Pakistan to carry on with the improvement that they have shown in fielding department.
here you go Bowling records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo
 

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Our batsmen need to click if we are gonna win.

We have the bowlers which can bowl out South Africa for under 300 in every innings.

:)
 

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Lambs to the slaughter House once again and I am talking about our batting. Test series will 3-0 or 2-0 to saffers. Pakistan may win two one day matches at the best and nothing can be predicted about T20. I hope we don't see anymore of Akmals but I have been hoping the same since the sydney test. :facepalm
 

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I notice the 2nd test is at Newlands


 

The Paradox

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I hope Hafeez and Taufeeq does well!

They are crucial for us if we are gonna win.
 

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we cant play even ordinary bowling attacks and oh boy we'll have to play SA bowlers in SA.If the result is not 3-0 i'll be suprized.No doubt we have got a good bowling attack but how many times we will be able to cross even 200,is tough to say
 

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we cant play even ordinary bowling attacks and oh boy we'll have to play SA bowlers in SA.If the result is not 3-0 i'll be suprized.No doubt we have got a good bowling attack but how many times we will be able to cross even 200,is tough to say
Indeed. We made Indian trundlers look like world beaters in that final ODI.
 

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^Exactly. We make bowlers like Kulasekra and Kumar seem like Marshal. Its pathetic how bad our batsmen suck. New ones are not given any chance. Haris Sohail is a prime example of such a batsman. Instead we keep on trying Umer Akmal. :facepalm
 

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