Pakistan will face South Africa tomorrow in the first T-20 of the two-match series at Johannesburg. For a batting line-up that is struggling and just arrived to play a series in what is widely acknowledged one of the toughest places to make runs, Pakistan have an unusual amount of confidence.
Mohammad Hafeez , their T20 captain, said their showing on this soil earlier this year will serve as inspiration for the upcoming series.
“We put up a good show in the shorter formats and we believe in this part of the world, we’ve done reasonably well.,” Hafeez said ahead of the team’s first practice session at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Pakistan won the only Twenty20 that was played – the first was a washout – by 95 runs and came back twice in the ODI series to level it at two- all going into the final match, which they lost.