SA vs PAK: The first test of Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2018-19 is scheduled today. The match will start at 8:00 AM GMT, 1:30 PM IST on 26th December 2018. The venue of the match is at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Pakistan has announced that Shadab Khan and Mohammad Abbas are not fit for the first Test.
Dane Paterson has been named as the replacement for injured Vernon Philander. L Ngidi will be out of the field till February following knee surgery and he will be replaced by Duanne Olivier. Hence in first test match SA vs PAK, it is predicted that Pakistan will win against South Africa.
SA vs PAK Playing XI
South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis (capt), Dean Elgar, A Markram, T Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, H Amla, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier
Pakistan Playing XI: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, F Zaman, Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, M Amir, S Afridi
SA vs PAK Team Squads
South Africa Team: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier, Zubayr Hamza, Dane Paterson
Pakistan Team: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Faheem Ashraf, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan