LAHORE (Dunya News) – The Twenty20 International (T20I) series between Pakistan and South Africa is all set to begin on Thursday (tomorrow) as the Green Shirts are determined to down the Proteas in the shortest format after sweeping them in Tests.
The players will conduct training sessions at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore in the evening and undergo batting, bowling and fielding drills. The series trophy will also be revealed today. Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq earlier said South Africa are a tough team and the hosts will have to perform at their best to beat them.
The three-match series will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium on February 11, 13 and 14. It is pertinent here to mention that the Green Caps had defeated the Proteas by seven wickets in the first Test at the National Stadium Karachi, and by 95 runs in the second Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mahmood
South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen (c/wk), Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, JJ Smuts, Jacques Snyman, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon (wk)