South Africa and Pakistan are ready to begin their first Test match today. Team South Africa has won the toss and has decided to bat first.
Babar Azam is geared up to lead Pakistan in the test series whereas South African’s Quinton de Kock is ready to set a tough target today!
Babar Azam has said on Monday, “I missed the series against New Zealand, but it’s a proud moment for me that I am doing my captaincy debut in my own country,”
“South Africa is a good team. You can’t take them lightly, but conditions suit us more because most of us have played here.”
The second Test Match will be played in Rawalpindi from 4th February. Whereas, three-match T20I series will be held in Lahore from 11th to 14th February.
During the five days of the Test match between Pakistan and South Africa, most of the main roads leading to the National Stadium will remain open for small vehicles.
According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Police Iqbal Dara, all roads leading to the National Stadium were announced to close during the five days of the Test match but during the five days of the match due to public difficulties. It has been decided to keep most of the roads open.
DIG Traffic Karachi Iqbal Dara said that a revised traffic plan has been issued keeping in view the concerns of the people.
Special traffic arrangements have been made on all the main highways leading to the National Stadium Karachi from January 26 to January 30.
According to the revised traffic plan issued, the traffic coming from Liaquatabad will be closed for traffic on Hassan Square Flyover and the highway leading from University Road to Expo will be closed for traffic.