Karachi: The South African pair won a toss against Pakistan at the National Stadium Karachi (NSK) on Tuesday and was elected as the first bat in the first test-the match is known as the “immortal moment” for the revival of international cricket in the country.
25-year-old Imran Butt and 34-year-old left-arm spinning mill Nouman Ali are making their debut in Pakistan. South Africa chose two professional spinning mills, Keshav Maharaj and George Linde.
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (capt, wk), George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Pakistan: Abid Ali, Imran Butt (debut), Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (capt), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Nouman Ali (debut), Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi