Pakistan’s tour of West Indies to begin on July 21

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Pakistan and West Indies will face off in two Tests and 5 T20 Internationals from July 21 to August 24, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced Friday.

The tour, which is able to happen following the conclusion of an upcoming ODI and T20I collection in England, will begin with back-to-back T20Is in Barbados on 27 and 28 July, earlier than motion will move to Guyana for the July 31 and August 1 back-to-back T20Is, and the collection finale on 3 August, the PCB assertion mentioned.

After a two-day observe match on 6-7 August in Guyana, the facet will move to Jamaica, the place two Tests might be hosted on the Sabina Park stadium from 12-16 August and 20-24 August.

“In session with Cricket West Indies and keeping track of this yr’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, we’ve agreed to interchange one Test match with two further T20Is,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said.

This is aimed at providing further T20 content for both teams, as we continue to prepare and build up to the global ICC event, the chief executive said.

“In addition to playing England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the T20 World Cup in away series, we will be hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies, and Australia in the next eight months,” he mentioned.

During Pakistan’s final tour to the Caribbean in 2017, the Men In Green received their maiden Test collection 2-1. This supplied an ideal farewell to Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who performed 276 and 408 worldwide matches, respectively, throughout their illustrious careers.

Both will return to the Caribbean in teaching roles, with Misbah as head coach and Younis as batting coach.

Overall, this would be the ninth Test collection between the 2 sides within the Caribbean since 1957-58, with the sixth-ranked home facet main the fifth-ranked guests by 4-1.

At Sabina Park alone, each the perimeters are tied at 2-all with the West Indies successful the 1957- 58 and 1976-77 Tests by an innings and 174 runs and 140 runs, respectively. However, Pakistan received the final two Tests in 2004-05 and 2016-17 by 136 runs and 7 wickets, respectively.

On a head-to-head within the T20Is collection within the West Indies, Pakistan lead the T20 world champions by 2-1. West Indies received the one-off match on the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in 2010-11, earlier than Pakistan received the 2013-14 and 2016-17 by 2-Zero and 3-1 respectively.

Tour itinerary:

Jul 21 – Arrival in Barbados

Jul 27 – 1st T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados

Jul 28 – 2nd T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados

Jul 31 – third T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Aug 1 – 4th T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Aug 3 – fifth T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Aug 6-7 – Two-day observe match, Guyana

Aug 12-16 – 1st Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica

Aug 20-24 – 2nd Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica

Aug 25 – Departure


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