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Pakistan v South Africa 2021: TV channel, match start time & schedule for the Test series

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by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

South Africa’s tour of Pakistan kicks off with the two-match Test series starting on January 26 – here’s where you can watch the Pakistan v South Africa 2021 Test series live on TV or live stream.

The Pakistan-South Africa Test series, that forms part of the World Test Championship, is set to get underway in Karachi before the series moves to Rawalpindi. The Test leg of the tour will be followed by a three-match T20I series with all three games scheduled to be played in Lahore in the first half of February.

Pakistan go into the Test series following consecutive defeats away to England and New Zealand, with Pakistan not winning a Test on either tour. New chief selector Mohammad Wasim responded to the latter by naming a new-look Pakistan squad, featuring a total of nine uncapped players and leaving out established names such as Mohammad Abbas, Shan Masood and Haris Sohail. South Africa go into the series fresh off the back of a 2-0 win at home to a depleted Sri Lanka side; their squad also includes a number of uncapped players. The visitors’ T20I squad is made up of a completely different group of players with no cricketer featuring in both the Test group and the T20I group. South Africa are set to host Australia in a three Test series shortly after the Pakistan tour comes to an end.

Pakistan v South Africa 2021 Test series live telecast: TV Channel

In Pakistan, the series will be broadcast on PTV Sports while in South Africa it will be shown on SuperSport. Sky Sports Cricket will be broadcasting the series in the UK. Sony Sports will show the two Tests in India.

Pakistan v South Africa Test series: Fixtures and start times

1st Test: January 26-30 – National Stadium, Karachi – 10:00am PKT | 5:00am GMT

2nd Test: February 4-8 – Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi – 10:00am PKT | 5:00am GMT

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