Pakistan Cricket Board at present introduced the schedule of its males’s nationwide cricket staff’s tour to England and Wales in July 2021 that may comprise three ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League ODIs and as many T20Is.
The ODIs might be performed in Cardiff, London (Lord’s) and Birmingham on 8, 10 and 13 July, respectively whereas the T20Is might be held in Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester on 16, 18 and 20 July, respectively.
England lead the factors desk of the qualification league for the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with 30 factors from two three-ODI sequence. Pakistan share second spot with Australia on 20 factors following a 2-1 sequence win over Zimbabwe, whereas Zimbabwe and Eire are on 10 factors every.
The remaining eight sides within the 13-team competitors are but to play their opening fixtures within the Tremendous League from which the seven top-ranked sides and World Cup hosts India will progress immediately for the occasion correct to happen in October/November 2023.
The ODI sequence towards England might be one in every of Pakistan’s three away fixtures in 2021 with the opposite two being towards South Africa (April 2021) and Afghanistan (September 2021). Along with these away sequence, Pakistan will play two residence Tremendous League fixtures towards New Zealand and the West Indies in October and December 2021, respectively.
This might be Pakistan’s sixth consecutive tour to England. In 2016, Pakistan drew the four-Check sequence 2-2, gained the ICC Championship Trophy in 2017, drew the two-Check sequence 1-1 in 2018, missed out on a spot within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals by a fraction of some extent and misplaced the three-Check sequence 1-Zero in 2020.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam: “England and Wales is our second residence as we’ve been visiting it recurrently since 2016. Other than constructing relationships and understanding the tradition, these excursions have helped us to boost and enhance our cricket expertise and information, as we now have an excellent understanding of the circumstances and wickets in that a part of the world.
“England are the world champions and the number-one ranked facet in ODIs, whereas they sit second within the T20I desk. Moreover making an attempt to accumulating precious Tremendous League factors, our overarching goal can be to enhance our white-ball rankings. The sequence towards South Africa, England and New Zealand offers us with alternatives to enhance our rankings as lower-ranked sides are awarded extra factors in the event that they win a sequence towards the facet that’s ranked above them on the rankings desk.
“England boasts some excellent and world-class cricketers, which is mirrored of their staff outcomes up to now couple of years. But when we’ve to qualify immediately for the World Cup and in addition enhance our rating, we’ve to play and beat stronger oppositions, and I do know we’re able to doing this.”
Pakistan is presently sixth in ODIs behind England, India, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, whereas Babar Azam’s facet is ranked fourth behind Australia, England and India in T20Is. Pakistan sits seventh in Checks.
Eight July – 1st ODI, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
10 July – 2nd ODI, Lord’s, London
13 July – third ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
16 July – 1st T20I, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
18 July – 2nd T20I, Headingley, Leeds
20 July – third T20I, Outdated Trafford, Manchester
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