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The first of two test matches between South Africa and Pakistan will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi starting on Monday. Pakistan has since South Africa’s re-admission into the international scene back in 1995, managed to beat South Africa only on 3 occasions in test match cricket from 21 attempts.
Pakistan makes no secret of the face that spin will be their major weapon for the opening test match. Conditions are a lot more favorable in Abu Dhabi, and they will be capitalizing on this. South Africa managed to neutralize the spin of Pakistan when they toured South Africa back in February, but this will be a complete different kettle of fish. Pakistan might even opt to go into the fixture with three specialist spinners, as they won’t have the services of Mohammad Hafeez who has been surprisingly left out of the test squad. Newcomer to the test arena, Zulfiqur Babar who as proved himself on the T20I circuit, might be the surprise element.
South Africa are still the number 1 test side in the world, and will be desperate to prove that they can win a series in conditions that don’t suit their side. Imran Tahir will be the key for them in the spin department, he is extremely competitive, and will be going all out to end with more wickets than any Pakistan spinner. Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and JP Duminy will all make their long awaited comebacks to the South African side. It will be interesting to see how Jacques Kallis goes, having had a rest since the recently completed IPL. He will be rejuvenated, and many say he is regained his appetite for international cricket.
Pakistan will have to put their best foot forward to trouble South Africa, and one feels the South African will just have enough experience to see them over the line.