After an outstanding win in the first match, South Africa will start 2019 with the second Test against Pakistan at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town. The first day's play will begin on January 3, 2019, at 10:30 AM SAST, 1:30 PM PST, 8:30 AM GMT.

The Proteas are leading the three-match series 1-0 after winning the Boxing Day Test in Centurion by six wickets last week. After the second game, the teams will travel to Johannesburg to play the third match at the Wanderers Stadium starting on January 11, 2019.

Pakistan probable playing XI: Sarfraz Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, and Shaheen Afridi.

PTV Sports and SuperSport telecast details

PTV Sports and Ten Sports will televise the SA vs Pak Test series live in Pakistan. Sony Six will broadcast the match live in India. SuperSport will telecast the games of the Test series in South Africa.

SonyLiv's app and website will stream the games live for the subscribers in the Indian subcontinent. SuperSport Live will also provide the online streaming of the series on the app and website. PTV Sports will live stream at website Wickets.Tv.

Philander to come back for the New Year's Test

Vernon Philander who recovered from his injury will return to the Proteas line-up for the Cape Town Test. According to the ESPN Cricinfo report, South African captain Faf du Plessis revealed that Vernon would come back into the side considering his record at the venue.

Keeping everything in mind, the Proteas will have to choose between Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada for one spot in the XI. Rest of the line-up is likely to be the same.

Haris Sohail missed out in the last game and could come back. According to the Cricbuzz report, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Abbas are fit again having recovered from their respective injuries. Abbas may directly come back into the side in place one of the three pacers.

Rest of the team should be the same.

The weather in Cape Town will be ideal for a great Test.

The forecast suggests sun shining atop through the five days of the match. The pitch offers ample amount of swing for the bowlers with the new ball. Hence the batsmen will have to cautious when they start their innings.

The stats don't support Pakistan as they have played three Tests at Newlands and lost all of them.

In two more international matches today, India is playing Australia in the 4th and final Test.

Follow the match at Sony Ten 3 and Fox Sports live cricket streaming India v Australia 4th Test at 5 PM IST

And Sri Lanka is playing New Zealand in the 1st ODI. Follow the ODI at Sri Lanka v New Zealand 1st ODI live streaming on Sky Sports NZ and Hotstar at 6 AM

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