Okuhle Cele, Ryan Rickleton and Jacques Snyman have received their maiden national team call-ups, while Glenton Stuurman returns after missing the Test tour.
There have been calls for the wicket-keeper, who also captains the Proteas, to move down the batting order, with Temba Bavuma moving up.
“We’ve played on Asian pitches in the past and they’ve targeted us by preparing dustbowls and making it an uneven contest,” said captain Quinton de Kock.
The team underwent Covid-19 testing upon arrival and have been quarantining in their rooms since then.
It is the first tour by the South Africans to the country in 14 years and they will play two Tests and three T20 Internationals.
The 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler is number two in the Leading Wicket Takers column of this season’s CSA 4-Day Franchise Series.

Proteas Pakistan drop five players from last Test for series against Proteas

“We have selected a squad after analysing the performance in New Zealand and areas of improvement are identified,” said chief selector Mohammad Wasim.

Proteas Proteas batsmen are ‘confident’, says Boucher, but they must adapt to Pakistan conditions

Pace bowlers are also likely to play a much bigger role than elsewhere on the subcontinent and Boucher says he is pleased to have a bowling coach like Charl Langeveldt who has such a sound knowledge of reverse-swing.

Proteas Boucher wants Kallis back in the Proteas’ corner

“I know he would love to work with South African cricket again, but we must make sure we don’t mess him around.”

Proteas Baartman and Dupavillon given a chance to impress in Proteas Test squad

Dupavillon made a surprise ODI debut against Australia in March, being a late call-up, and now he is included in the Test squad for the first time.

Proteas Dupavillon, Baartman called up to Proteas squad for Pakistan tour

Experienced spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde have also been included in the squad for the two-Test series.

Proteas Australia lose Warner early before rain delays third India Test

Will Pucovski was on 14 not out and Marnus Labuschagne on two after only 35 minutes of play were possible.

Proteas Proteas move up in Test rankings after Sri Lanka whitewash

South Africa are now ranked fifth in all three formats.

Proteas Making progress: Four boxes ticked by the Proteas against Sri Lanka

While beating an injury-depleted Sri Lankan side 2-0 on the Highveld is not going to provide the best measure of the Proteas’ progress as a Test side, South Africa nevertheless ticked some boxes in their recent series.

Proteas ‘It’s very unsettling’ – De Kock questions sustainability of ‘bubble’ life

The South African players will have a week at home before leaving for Pakistan.

Proteas De Kock a happy man, but he knows tougher challenges lie ahead

The stand-in Proteas captain also said life inside a bio-safe bubble was trying following the 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka.

Proteas Boucher full of praise for veteran Elgar, rookies Sipamla and Mulder

“To see the bowlers’ growth makes me happy, if you compare them from that first innings at Centurion to how well they bowled here.”

Proteas Proteas cruise to victory at the Wanderers to bag 2-0 series win

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram knocked off the required runs after strong bowling performances by Lungi Ngidi and Lutho Sipamla.

Proteas Ngidi, Sipamla wrap up Lankan innings to put Proteas on brink of victory

The home team picked up the remaining six wickets without giving away too many runs on the third morning of the second Test to edge closer to a series sweep.

Proteas Proteas should have piled on the runs in first innings, admits Elgar

“It was a well-under-par total especially after the big partnership, but this is not an easy place to bat, especially for the new batsman coming in.”





today in print