England to play 3 examination suits versus Pakistan in Rawalpindi, Multan and also Karachi, collection to occur in December
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday revealed information of England’s scenic tour of Pakistan for 3 Tests, which will certainly be played inDecember This will certainly be England’s 2nd fifty percent of the scenic tour, complying with 7 T20 Internationals in Karachi and also Lahore from September 20 to October 2.
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Ben Stokes’ side will certainly open up the scenic tour with the very first Test in Rawalpindi from 1-5 December, prior to both sides relocate to Multan for the 2nd Test from December 9-13. Karachi will certainly organize the 3rd Test from December 17-21. This will certainly be the very first time England will certainly play a Test in Rawalpindi, which has actually formerly organized 12 suits with the residence side winning 5 and also shedding 3.
When England last visited Pakistan in 2005, they shed the Multan Test by 22 runs. The place has actually organized 5 Tests, with Pakistan winning 3 and also shedding one.
National Stadium was thought about Pakistan’s pleased searching ground up until Nasser Hussain’s side in 2000 finished Pakistan’s 34-Test unbeaten document, winning the 3rd Test in near darkness by 6 arches.
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Pakistan’s just various other loss in 44 suits in Karachi protested South Africa, that won the 2007 Test by 160 runs. Nonetheless, with 23 Test wins, the National Stadium stays Pakistan most favored Test place. “We are pleased that Pakistan and England Test rivalry, which has historically produced close and tight matches, will return to our backyards in December.
Both sides have evolved since they last played in Pakistan in 2005 and have recently been playing entertaining and exciting cricket. I remain confident this series will live up to the expectations of the global cricket fans who want to watch and enjoy competitive and thrilling matches,” Zakir Khan, PCB Director stated in a main declaration launched by PCB.
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“Pakistan cricket fans have waited for almost 17 years to see elite England players in action. And although they have enjoyed watching a number of them live in the recent editions of the HBL Pakistan Super League, nation versus nation Test cricket is the pinnacle where international stars and heroes are born,” he included. Clare Connor, England Cricket Board Interim Chief Executive Officer:
“The return of our men’s Test team to Pakistan for the first time since 2005 will be a historic occasion. The opportunity to play Test cricket in front of passionate cricket lovers in Pakistan after such a long time is something to be cherished.”
“We have been working closely with the PCB over recent months and I am grateful to them for everything they have done, and continue to do, to make our Test and T20 tours a mouth-watering prospect for all involved,” Connor stated.
The 3 Tests will certainly count in the direction of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. No.4 rated England are currently being in the 7th placement on the Test champion table, while sixth-ranked Pakistan are 5th.