Pakistan v South Africa 2013

South Africa to play full series against Pakistan in the UAE

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 9, 2013

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Azhar Ali gets up after being run out by Dale Steyn, 3rd Test, Centurion, 3rd day, February 24, 2013
Pakistan's batsmen had a torrid time on their tour to South Africa early in the year © Associated Press
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South Africa will play Pakistan in two Tests in the United Arab Emirates from October 14, ending their eight-month absence from the Test arena. Their last Test series was at home in February against Pakistan, as their tour to Sri Lanka in July has been adjusted to drop the Tests. The tour will also include five one-day internationals and two T20s.

South Africa, who arrive in the UAE on October 5, will play a three-day practice match to prepare for the first Test in Abu Dhabi. The teams will move to Dubai for the second Test on October 23 before switching to coloured clothing in November. Sharjah will host the first and fifth ODIs while Abu Dhabi also gets two games with Dubai hosting the remaining one-dayer and both T20s.

Pakistan had little success on their tour to South Africa earlier this year as the home side won all three Tests and then beat Pakistan 3-2 in the five-match ODI series. Pakistan claimed the two-match T20 series 1-0 though, by winning the second game after the first one was washed out without a ball bowled.

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Posted by   on (July 16, 2013, 11:16 GMT)

why only 2 tests?? s/be at least 3 ! why does money matter more than cricket to these 2 sets of administrators???

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 15:11 GMT)

Well the issue is that we cannot play in UAE in these months, MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST, bcoz of the temprature... we can only play in winter when there is still hot but bearable.. Conditions are near to Subcontinent, and crowd will also be with Pakistan, lets hope Pakistan do better.. I want Aamir to be back in Pakistani bowling line up

Posted by Kush58 on (July 11, 2013, 14:26 GMT)

SA dont play enough 5 test series. Quite annoying.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 10:13 GMT)

Pakistan play there home serice un U.A.E as home but it is not good for PCB as financily and also not good for Pakistan cricket & also peoples of Pakistan they love to watch cricket action in Pakistan again ,2009 incident is now past its time to future ICC should some help also other contries should help Pakistan send A teams or their domestic teams to play ,its rite of cricket in pakistan and peoples of pakistan , Govt of Pakistan gave the 110% security like presidants or prime ministers etc etc.. but please ICC & other crickiting world helps PAKISTAN

Posted by asad501 on (July 11, 2013, 3:01 GMT)

i agree with Khurram S Chaudhry. According to precvious records pakistan have always had an advantage in the uae pitches

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 2:45 GMT)

Now there's a chance for Pakistan to gain some respect back against South Africa. I bet likes of Kallis and Smith will surely be back for this series. Pakistan better not be relying on spin too much like their series against England. Pakistan got enough time to pick their fast bowlers ahead of that series.

Posted by Shah.gee on (July 10, 2013, 23:28 GMT)

Pakistan team do well in uae .. UAE just like our home

Posted by rivernile on (July 10, 2013, 22:31 GMT)

SA definitely have the edge, both in bowling and batting. Pakistan has awesome bowlers (can't wait to see Aamer back in the lineup), but a combination of Steyn, Morkel and Philander will be hard to fight. However, Pakistan seriously lacks in the batting. Here's to hoping for an exciting series.

Posted by jawadbintariq on (July 10, 2013, 21:02 GMT)

Good News for both the Teams....It will be an exciting series and an opportunity for Pakistan young players to show they have what it takes to compete at Top level... Good Luck...!

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 20:46 GMT)

pakistan will inshallah perform well in this series.....they should struggle hard aind should gave chance to young players like indians r doings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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