Importantly, India have never lost a T20I series in Australia — they lost a one-off game in 2008.
In a video apparently recorded in Sri Lanka where he had been playing in Lanka Premier League (LPL), Amir said that he had been "mentally tortured" and didn't want to continue playing under the current PCB management.
All the matches will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from Jan.28 to Feb.6, 2021. A total of 28 matches will be played in a span of ten days – in which the world’s top international cricketers will participate.
Abid Ali then replied with a solid unbeaten 56 while fellow opener Imran Butt made 43 not out as Pakistan closed the day on 103 without loss. Both Abid and Imran were cautious at the start, having failed miserably in Pakistan's 2-0 home series win over South Africa in February.
Pakistan medium-pace bowler Faheem Ashraf took three for 17 as South Africa, who were put into bat after losing the toss, were bowled out for 144 on what is usually a high-scoring ground.
The fourth day of the Test in Harare lasted just over 20 minutes as Pakistan, needing a single wicket, had Luke Jongwe caught by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan to give Shaheen Shah Afridi his fifth wicket.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been declared Player of the Month by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following his stunning performance in the ODI series against South Africa.
Abid said scoring a maiden Test double century was a career highlight. "It's a big achievement for me. I wanted to bat for two sessions to take the total to 500. Although we lost a few early wickets Nauman gave me good company and we managed to take the total to where we wanted," he said.
India face New Zealand in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship at Southampton in June before playing a five-Test series against England from Aug.4.