The English players ready to don their jerseys in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, will voyage Pakistan before the world event to battle the hosts in a two-match T20I series in Rawalpindi. The two games are cataloged for 13th and 14th October.
Not only the men’s squad but England’s women, named for the upcoming ICC Women T20 World Cup, are also scheduled to tour Pakistan for their series.
The women in green will embrace and rival the Heather Knight’s girls in two T20Is on the same dates as men’s T20Is and later will undergo a three-match ODI series to be played between 17th to 21st October. Notably, no ODI series is scheduled between the two men’s parties.
It is pertinent to mention that both; Eoin Morgan’s and Knight’s sides are current ICC 50-over World Cup defenders. On the one hand, Morgan’s men are ranked number 1 T20I team whereas, Knight’s chaps are second as the T20 World Cup title defenders, Australia top the ICC T20I Women ranking’s chart.
Notably, the matches were scheduled to be played at the National Stadium Karachi but amidst some logistical and operational issues, they have been shifted to Karachi.
Here is Pakistan vs England schedule (men and women). The timings will be announced in a shorter course.
9 Oct – England men and women sides’ arrival
13 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women; Pakistan Men v England Men (T20I double-header)
14 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women; Pakistan Men v England Men (T20I double-header)
17 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 1st ODI
19 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 2nd ODI
21 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 3rd ODI
Pakistan Cricket Board’s CEO, Wasim Khan is overwhelmed to on-screen the news. In a statement, he added,
“We are delighted to welcome both the England men’s team for what will be their first tour to Pakistan since 2005, and the England women’s team, who will be touring Pakistan for the first time. Both are additional tours with England men’s side scheduled to return to Pakistan in the last quarter of 2022 for white-ball and ICC World Test Championship fixtures.”