Confident Pakistan team off to Zimbabwe for T20I, Test series


Pakistan cricket squad on Saturday flew to Zimbabwe from South Africa to play three-match T20I series and two-match Test series.

The T20I series will start from April 21 with first match to be played at Harare Sports Club. The second match will be played on 23rd while third and last T20I will be played on April 25.

After the T20Is on 21, 23 and 25 April, Babar Azam’s side will play Zimbabwe in two Tests, the first of which will begin on 29 April. This will mark the first instance of the two sides facing off in the pinnacle format of the game since September 2013. This was also Pakistan’s last Test on Zimbabwean soil.

The second Test will commence on 7 May.

Pakistan have become the first men’s international cricket side to play in Zimbabwe in the post-Covid-19 era.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan men’s cricket sides have toured England and New Zealand, besides hosting Zimbabwe and South Africa. Pakistan Shaheens also toured New Zealand alongside the men’s side, while the women’s sides visited South Africa and Zimbabwe, the tour that was curtailed due to suspension in flight operations. Next month, Pakistan U19 squad will tour Bangladesh for a four-day and five 50-over-side matches.

This underscores the Pakistan Cricket Board’s commitment to play a an active role in ensuring that international cricket remains on track in these challenging and uncertain times.

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