Pakistan will tour South Africa for a series of three ODIs and five T20Is in May.
The ODI series will be another opportunity for the home side to secure an additional and crucial six points towards their ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) campaign following a hugely successful home tour against Sri Lanka this month with Pakistan also beating Windies recently in the UAE 2-1 and claiming four points. This will help them edge closer to their qualification goals for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
The last time the sides met, South Africa emerged the winners by three wickets in their opening appearance of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Before that, it was again the Proteas who won the ODI series 2-1 in Sharjah in the UAE, coming back fighting after losing the first fixture.
The T20 series helps both sides continue their preparation for next year’s ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in Australia.
CSA Head of Cricket Pathways, Corrie van Zyl said;
“After a successful home tour against Sri Lanka, we are pleased with the team’s direction and welcome another challenging opponent to our shores in Pakistan. This tour will provide another ideal opportunity for the Proteas to contest for six the IWC points on offer towards direct qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup.”
“Pakistan also come off the back of a successful and historic series win against West Indies, so it will be a very competitive tour and we look forward to seeing how our ladies execute some of the identified areas of improvement that will stand them in good stead in future ICC and bilateral events, as well as their objective of becoming one of the best teams in the world.”
“Game time to hone skills is critical but more importantly, honing and improving skills that will assist in producing winning performances on a consistent basis against the world’s best teams is what we aim for and this will be another fantastic opportunity for us to measure ourselves against that objective. We wish our team all the best and look forward to watching them make further inroads towards their goals.”
|6th May||1st ODI||Potchefstroom|
|9th May||2nd ODI||Potchefstroom|
|12th May||3rd ODI||Benoni|
|15th May||1st T20I||Pretoria|
|18th May||2nd T20I||Pietermaritzburg|
|19th May||3rd T20I||Pietermaritzburg|
|22nd May||4th T20I||Benoni|
|23rd May||5th T20I||Benoni|