Proteas’ tough task: inexperienced team, unfamiliar conditions

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Proteas’ tough task: inexperienced team, unfamiliar conditions

Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis points to Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as the danger man

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Experienced batsman Faf du Plessis says SA must master the unfamiliar conditions and home captain Babar Azam, when they play their first Test in Pakistan since 2007 in the opening match of a two-game series that starts in Karachi on Tuesday.

The Proteas return to Pakistan for the first time since a militant attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in the city of Lahore in 2009 that killed six policemen and two civilians.

Both sides have a fresh look about them. The tourists introduced a number of new players for their 2-0 home series win over Sri Lanka this month, while Pakistan named nine uncapped players in their squad...

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