We are excitedly looking forward to the arrival of Pakistan’s cricket team, which is scheduled to visit South Africa between December 2018 and February 2019. South Africa and Pakistan will be playing three Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIS) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The One Day Internationals are all part of South Africa’s preparation and build up to the much-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which is scheduled to be hosted by both England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
If you are visiting South Africa from abroad during January and February and will be in either Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth or Durban and would like to catch one of the matches, here is the schedule:
South Africa versus Pakistan three-day match
The matches between Pakistan and South Africa will start with a three-day match at Willowmoore Park, Benoni from 19 – 21 December 2018.
South Africa versus Pakistan Test Series
1st Test: The first test will take place at SuperSport Park, Centurion from 26 – 30 December
2nd Test: The second test will take place at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town from 3 – 7 January 2019
3rd Test: The third test will take place at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg from 11 – 15 January 2019
1st ODI: The first ODI will take place at St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth on 19 January 2019
2nd ODI: The second ODI will take place at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban on 22 January 2019
3rd ODI: The third ODI will take place at SuperSport Park, Centurion on 25 January 2019
4th ODI: The fourth ODI will take place at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 27 January 2019
5th ODI: The fifth ODI will take place at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on 30 January 2019
1st T2OI: The first T2OI will take place at Newlands Cricket Ground on 1 February 2019
2nd T2OI: The second T2OI will take place at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 3 February 2019
3rd T2OI: The third T2OI will take place at Wanderers Stadium on 6 February 2019
Sri Lanka also scheduled to tour South Africa 2019
There is no rest for the Proteas as Sri Lanka will be following hot on the heels of Pakistan with a tour of South Africa from 13 February – 14 March. This tour will consist of two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is
Next up: The 2019 Cricket World Cup
Following on from playing the world-class teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Proteas will be very prepared for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, officially known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The first match will be played at The Oval, which is an international cricket ground in Kennington in south London. The final will be played at Lord’s in St John’s Wood, London. This is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in both England and Wales and the format will consist of a single group of ten teams.
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