- Pakistan in South Africa T20 International Series 2013
- South Africa vs Pakistan
- Cricket 2012/13 season
- Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
- Dated: 1st March 2013 – day/night (20-over match)
- Umpires: S George & AT Holdstock
- TV umpire: BG Jerling
- Match referee: JJ Crowe
- Reserve umpire: KH Hurter
- Broadcasting Channels: PTV Sports, Ten Sports, SuperSport, Sky Sports HD
Pak vs SA 1st T20 International will start on Friday, 1st Mar, 2013 at 18:00 local time – 21:00 PST – 16:00 GMT.
Pakistanis will be looking to get success in their first game especially after getting defeat from South Africa by 3-0. Although the hosts has been ranked higher that the visitors, the team is confident and practicing hard to be successful in their upcoming first twenty20 game. They must have to be clinical if they want to get successful.
The Pakistani team management has exclusively included Shahid Afridi in their Twenty20 squad. They have given him another chance to prove himself and show that world that why he is called “Boom Boom Afridi”. He has been included just because of his impressive all rounding abilities that can be helpful for Pakistan to win the Twenty20 series.
He has played 55 twenty20 matches so far in which he has made 845 runs with the average of 16.90. His highest score is 54 runs along with 4 fifties. His bowling was also impressive throughout his twenty20 career, as he has played 58 matches, got 63 wickets with an average of 21.76. His best record is 4 wickets for 11 runs.
Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik are looking forward to make great comeback in the Twenty20 international. South Africans must not have to under estimate the batting abilities of Pakistan as they have got batting lineup up-to 6 or 7 players which are capable to play brilliantly and have all the ingredients to shock their hosts.
They have also got amazing pacing which consists of Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan and Umar Gul. Wahab Riaz, Umar Amin and Zulfiqar Babar have also joined them to make the bowling department stronger.
Wahab Riaz has got great all rounding abilities though, he is considered as a bowler. He is impressive with his batting as he has played 4 innings so far in which he has scored 54 runs with the average of 27.00. His bowling is also amazing, he returned 79 players to pavilion in just 66 matches and added 5 for 17 runs as his best record.
Their opponents are South Africa who are playing on their homeland and are availing all the benefits from their track conditions. They were impressive throughout test series with Pakistan.
Faf du Plessis has been chosen as the captain for team after analyzing his twenty20 career details. He has played 7 twenty20 matches on the whole, made 192 runs which contain 65 runs as his best record. He has got average of 32.00 and added 2 fifties in his twenty20 squad.
Q de Kock is also an impressive player for the team. He has been included exclusively in the squad. He has participated in 30 games of twenty20 in which he has made 777 runs along with 1 hundred and 4 fifties. His best record is 126 not out which is really amazing for the team.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe is one of the best bowler for South Africa as he has bowled in 11 matches and got 10 wicket and added 3 for 16 in his bowling record.