Test Cricket Tours - South Africa to Pakistan 2007-08
Tour of Pakistan 2007-08Captain: Graeme Smith
41st official Test tour
Third Test-playing tour of Pakistan by South Africa
- October 2007)
Africa returned to Pakistan for the first time since their 2003-04
tour was almost called off after a bomb explosion in an office block
days before they arrived. For this tour a two-man delegation from South Africa (Goolam Raja and Sean Gallagher) inspected
the security arrangements and found them sufficiently strong to play in Karachi. But the South
Africans expressed concerns over playing in Peshawar,
in the North-West Frontier Province and asked
for a revision in the itinerary.In
addition to the fourteen players there were 13 officials including three security
Jacques Kallis was dumped from the World T20 championships squad he quit the
vice-captaincy and said he was considering his future but after discussions
with Cricket South Africa chief executive,
Gerald Majola, he agreed to tour.
Dr Logan Naidoo served as Proteas team manager in a
caretaker capacity for a year from September 2007.
Security officials: Mohammad Zunaid Wade, Faysal
Nagel and Kirk Botha.
Grant Compton was the new fitness trainer. Adrian le Roux resigned after the tournament, saying he
wanted to spend less time travelling but noting in a controversial report
that some players were not responsible enough with regard to drinking alcohol
Joubert Strydom (convenor
of selectors),Shafiek Abrahams, Mickey Arthur (coach), Mustapha Khan.
Kallis resigned the vice-captaincy after being left out of the Proteas’ squad
for the ICC World 20/20 tournament in South Africa.On 1 October Ashwell Prince was appointed
the new Test vice captain after a team meeting at their hotel base.
Tour Party Announced :20 September
Not selected :
Time between selection and departure from South Africa
(20 September to 25 September)
Fourteen players, ten officials and three security
specialists left for Pakistan
on Tuesday night 25 September
They arrived in Karachi
on Wednesday 26 September 2007 for the five week tour. Members of Pakistan's
special forces, armed with AK-47's, escorted the team from the Jinnah International Airport
to their hotel.
They had a two-hour practice session
scheduled at the NBP Sports Complex prior to their sole warm-up match but
cancelled it because of tiredness.
Time spent in Pakistan
(26 September - 30 October)
On-tour selection panel
As normal, Ashwell Prince on
being made vice-captain joined the
tour selection committee, which also included Mickey Arthur (coach),Vincent Barnes (bowling coach), and Graeme Smith (captain).
Vernon Philander arrived in Karachi on Friday 5 October in place of
Morne Morkel who fractured his left foot in training and flew home earl Philander then pulled his hamstring.
WON 160 r
Pakistan Cricket Board XI
Pakistan (1st ODI)
Pakistan (2nd ODI)
Pakistan (3rd ODI)
Pakistan (4th ODI)
Pakistan (5th ODI)
(1) National Bank Complex(2)National Stadium(3)Gadaffi Stadium(4)Bagh-e-Jinnah
† not first-class
⊕ Twenty 20 international
Time spent in Pakistan
before First Test:5 days
(26 September - 1 October)
Test appearances on tour
2-Amla, Boucher, de Villiers, Gibbs, Harris, Kallis, Nel, Ntini,
P rince, Smith, Steyn.
became only the fourth South African to score a century in each innings of a
• Mark Boucher
broke Ian Healy’s world record of 395 Test dismissals as a wicket-keeper.
Other first-class matches
§ One-day internationals
Return to South Africa
Morkel flew home on 2
The team departed on 30
October from Karachi to Johannesburg.