Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 2nd Test: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

Tanya Simon
February 4, 2021

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher said Wednesday that Quinton de Kock will not remain as Test captain once the ongoing Pakistan tour concludes.

De Kock was appointed at the start of the worldwide Test season, but Cricket South Africa made it clear that he would only serve in a temporary capacity until a long-term solution was found.

Green Caps, who lead the two-match series 1-0, are heading into the fixture on the back of a seven-wicket win in Karachi. South Africa must improve their batting show after suffering twin collapses across the two innings.

Babar was aware that Pakistan has a great opportunity to clinch the series and said the win at Karachi has given the team enough confidence for the second test.

He added: 'We have been telling the players to be confident.

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Babar Azam (C), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan.

South Africa bowlers fired with Nondumiso Shangase (3/20) and Tumi Sekhukhune (2/15) both returning career-best efforts, the former beating her two wickets for no run against India in Surat previous year and the latter improving on her two for 27 versus West Indies in Tarouba in 2018-19.

They lost their last eight wickets for 112 and 60 in the two innings in Karachi, falling for 220 and 245 all out.

'We have won a couple of series and I have part of some but now we want to find a way to alter that.

The tourists are likely to drop spinner George Linde to bring in one of their fast-bowling all-rounders, Wiaan Mulder or Dwaine Pretorius. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article.

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