Pak vs SA: Pakistan retain same squad for second Test against Proteas

Pakistan captain Babar Azam

Pakistan captain Babar Azam

The second Test of the two-match Test series between the hosts Pakistan and the visitors South Africa will start on this Thursday (4th February) morning.

Babar was aware that Pakistan has a great opportunity to clinch the series and said the win at Karachi has given the team enough confidence for the second test.

De Kock, who skippers in all three formats, led South Africa to 2-0 win in a home series over Sri Lanka before losing the first Test against Pakistan in Karachi last month.

He added: 'We have been telling the players to be confident.

Debutant Nauman Ali and fellow spinner Yasir Shah were the heroes in Karachi with seven wickets each, along with Fawad Alam whose first-innings century set up the win.

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And de Kock knows his batsmen have to do better than the two scores of 220 and 245 at Karachi.

South Africa have found it hard to appoint a Test captain after the retirement of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla and once Faf du Plessis stepped down from captaincy in February past year.

'We have won a couple of series and I have part of some but now we want to find a way to alter that. At this point, there is no clear favourite, although most expect Dean Elgar to be a strong candidate.

South Africa brought in pace-bowling all-rounder Wiaan Mulder in place of fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, in a bid to strengthen their batting.

South Africa: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article.

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