Klaasen wants to get a look at the pitch before seeing what his team has to chase. South Africa has given a debut to Jacques Snyman, though the rest of the team all have international experience. There’s no room for either of the Alis, Asif, and Hasan, in the Pakistan XI, while Mohammad Rizwan is confirmed to continue as opener.
Pitch and conditions
Dry, sunny weather of late in Lahore means that true to form, the Gaddafi surface should be a belter for run-scoring. There’s no inclement weather about either, and a full game should play out.
Pak vs SA Highlights today Thursday, 2-11-2021 – 1st T20I (N), South Africa tour of Pakistan, from Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
South Africa have won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Haider Ali, 3 Hussain Talat, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed 5 Khushdil Shah, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Usman Qadir, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf.
South Africa team: 1 Janneman Malan, 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Jacques Snyman, 4 Heinrich Klaasen (capt &wk), 5 David Miller, 6 Dwaine Pretorius, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Bjorn Fortuin, 9 Junior Dala, 10 Lutho Sipamla 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Match Timings: 13:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar
TV Umpires – Shozab Raza
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match number – T20 No. 1120