The forthcoming Test series between Pakistan and England, which will be held in December, has been officially announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). As previously stated, England will play seven Twenty20 Internationals in Pakistan from September 20 through October 2. Then, as their final practice for the impending T20 World Cup in 2022, England departs for Australia for a three-match T20I series.
This will be England’s first Test trip to Pakistan in 17 years, which is noteworthy. On December 1, it will start in Rawalpindi, and the second Test will be played in Multan. The third and final Test of the series will take place in Karachi.
Pakistan is in good form
With the forthcoming 2022 Asia Cup beginning on August 27, Pakistan has prepared itself by defeating the Netherlands by a score of 3-0 in the three-match ODI series. For the Tri-Nation T20I series, which also includes Bangladesh, they will go to New Zealand. The T20 World Cup is set to take place in Australia from October 22 until November 13 after that.
England to play in Pakistan after a long time
After a lengthy absence of 17 years, England returns to Pakistan to play their first Test match in Rawalpindi from December 1–5. On December 9, they depart for Multan for the second Test. The third and final match will be held in Karachi starting on December 17. England is in seventh place with 64 points, and Pakistan is in fifth place with 56 points (in nine matches) in the World Test Championship rankings (in 17 Test matches). According to PCB director Zakir Khan, they want to live up to fans’ expectations, and ECB CEO Clare Connor thinks the series will be historic for both countries.
What did the officials say?
In a statement, PCB director of international cricket Zakir Khan expressed his organization’s happiness that the Test series between Pakistan and England, which has historically delivered close games, will resume in their backyards in December. Since their last match in Pakistan in 2005, both teams have improved, and they have recently been playing entertaining and thrilling cricket. He is sure that this series will meet the demands of cricket fans throughout the world who want to watch and enjoy intensely competitive games.
According to ECB CEO Clare Connor, it will be a momentous occasion when their men’s Test team visits Pakistan for the first time since 2005. He said that after such a long time, it is an honor to have the chance to play Test cricket in Pakistan in front of ardent cricket supporters. They have been collaborating closely with the PCB in recent months, and he is appreciative of everything they have done and are still doing to make the Test and T20 trips exciting for everyone.
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Schedule of Pakistan home Test series against England
- 1st Test: December 1-5, Rawalpindi
- 2nd Test: December 9-13, Multan
- 3rd Test: December 17-21, Karachi