News International – A daunting task

Sarfraz Ahmed and Company has landed in South Africa to face its toughest challenge of the year as they are to face the third ranked Test side.

Summary

  • A daunting task Sarfraz Ahmed and Company has landed in South Africa to face its toughest challenge of the year as they are to face the third ranked Test side.
  • In the past nine years, most of Pakistan’s Test series have been played in the Asian sub-continent or the United Arab Emirates where the conditions are totally different from those in South Africa.
  • The South Africa series is very important for Sarfraz Ahmed as skipper; he has been facing criticism since the defeat in the recent Test series against New Zealand.
  • In previous 10 Test series, South Africa have had a clear edge over Pakistan with six series wins.
  • Former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is the most successful Pakistan bowler against South Africa with 36 wickets in seven Tests at an average of 30.44.


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