LAHORE: Pakistan will play its opening game against Bangladesh in a three-nation series scheduled in New Zealand from October 7-14 as part of their preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Championships in Australia 2022.
According to a schedule announced today by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), third-placed Pakistan will play Bangladesh at No. 8 on October 7 and New Zealand in sixth place the next day.
In the second round of matches, Pakistan will play against New Zealand and Bangladesh on October 11 and 13, respectively, and the final is scheduled for Friday, October 14.
At the T20 World Cup, Pakistan will open its campaign against India in Melbourne on October 23rd. He will then play two qualifiers on October 27 and 30 in Perth, before playing against South Africa on November 3 in Sydney and on November 6 in Adelaide, Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam said the series would help his side prepare for the big event.
“I am delighted to be performing in the three-series in New Zealand as it will help us arrive early and not only acclimatize to the T20 World Cup in Australia, but also give the final details to our preparations.
“I missed the last series in New Zealand due to a thumb injury and I’m looking forward to playing cricket in Christchurch against two good oppositions.”
Pakistan will travel to Christchurch on October 4 after completing its seven-game T20I series on October 2 against England.
Prior to the England series, Pakistan will participate in the ACC T20 Asia Cup, which is scheduled in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from August 27 to September 11.
Schedule three T20I series
- October 7 – Pakistan v. Bangladesh, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (1200 PST)
- October 8 – Pakistan v New Zealand, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (1200 PST)
- October 9 – Bangladesh v. New Zealand, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (08:00 PST)
- October 11 – New Zealand v. Pakistan, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (08:00 PST)
- October 12 – Bangladesh vs. New Zealand, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (08:00 PST)
- October 13 – Bangladesh v. Pakistan, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (08:00 PST)
- October 14 – Final, Hagley Oval, Christchurch (08:00 PST)