The two-match Test series between the hosts Pakistan and the visitors South Africa will start on Tuesday (26th January) morning. National Stadium (Karachi) will host this first game of the Test series.
This Test series is a part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship. Meanwhile, South Africa are the first non-Asian team to play a Test match in Pakistan since October 2007. Also, this is South Africa’s first international cricket tour in Pakistan since October 2007. So, this Test match is really going to be special.
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st Test: Weather Forecast
This Test series opener between Pakistan vs South Africa will be played at National Stadium (Karachi). This red-ball Test match will run from Tuesday (26th January) to Saturday (30th January). This Test match has been officially scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM local time every day.
According to the AccuWeather forecast, the sky will be clear for all the five days as the match can be run in sunny weather. There is no expectation of rain for all five days of this Test match. So, the cricket fans can expect a good and uninterrupted Test match at Karachi.
During the match time, the maximum temperature is expected between 26°C and 27°C.
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st Test: Pitch Report
National Stadium (Karachi) will host this Test match between Pakistan and South Africa. After 2009, this stadium hosted only one Test, which was between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in December 2019, where Pakistan won by 263 runs.
Talking about the nature of the pitch in the recent domestic season, it is the good pitch for the batsmen. However, spinners can get better benefit from the pitch in the late moment of the upcoming Test match, generally the late day four or complete fifth day.
So, the first batting can be a good option at this venue.