- PCB releases schedule of T20: Pakistan to end up being initial global cricket side to scenic tour Zimbabwe message COVID-19 outbreak.
- The Pakistan side will certainly arrive in Harare from Johannesburg on 17 April.
- Zimbabwe last hosted a worldwide series– a two-Test collection versus Sri Lanka– in January 2020.
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday released the schedule of the Pakistan trip of Zimbabwe throughout which the Eco-friendly Shirts will certainly play three T20 and also two Examination matches.
Pakistan will certainly become the very first guys’s international cricket side to play in Zimbabwe in the post-COVID-19 era.
According to a PCB statement, the Pakistan side will get here in Harare from Johannesburg on 17 April, where the 5 suits will occur from 21 April to 11 May with the T20Is to begin at 2pm as well as the two Tests will begin at 12:30 pm.
After the T20Is on 21, 23 and also 25 April, Babar Azam’s side will certainly play Zimbabwe in two Tests, the very first of which will certainly begin on 29 April.
This will mark the first circumstances of the two sides facing off in the peak format of the video game since September 2013. This was likewise Pakistan’s last Examination on Zimbabwean dirt.
The 2nd Test will begin on 7 May.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pakistani team has actually explored England as well as New Zealand, besides organizing Zimbabwe as well as South Africa.
Pakistan Shaheens also explored New Zealand together with the men’s side, while the ladies’s sides visited South Africa and also Zimbabwe, the tour that was curtailed due to suspension in trip procedures.
Following month, the Pakistan U19 team will tour Bangladesh for a four-day and five 50-over-side suits.
PCB’s Director International Cricket, Zakir Khan, claimed: “The Pakistan Cricket Board has been at the center of the resurgence of worldwide cricket in the post-COVID-19 world and the scenic tour of Zimbabwe is another step in that direction.”
He said the PCB has always preserved that cricket and also COVID-19 can co-exist in a risk-free and also secure environment, and also the cricket board remain to show this to guarantee the game creates and thrives in these tough and also difficult times.
” The trip of our males’s side at the back of our ladies’s team first-ever go to of Zimbabwe is a statement that the two boards– the PCB as well as Zimbabwe Cricket– enjoy excellent connections as well as are constantly all set to back up to each other.
Head to head
Pakistan delight in a 100% win percent versus Zimbabwe in T20Is with victories in all 14 matches. Pakistan have actually won 10 of the 17 Examinations against Zimbabwe with four ending in draw and three in wins for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe last organized a global collection– a two-Test collection versus Sri Lanka– in January 2020.
The T20Is and Tests will certainly count in the direction of the ICC Team Rankings.
Pakistan men’s national cricket team for the Zimbabwe trip:
T20I: Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Shadab Khan (vice-captain) (Northern), Arshad Iqbal (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Asif Ali (Northern), Danish Aziz (Sindh), Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Haider Ali (Northern), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Mohammad Hafeez (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Mohammad Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sharjeel Khan (Sindh) as well as Usman Qadir (Central Punjab).
Test: Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab), Abid Ali (Central Punjab), Azhar Ali (Central Punjab), Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Fawad Alam (Sindh), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Imran Butt (Balochistan), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Nauman Ali (Northern), Sajid Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Salman Ali Agha (Southern Punjab), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Sindh), Saud Shakeel (Sindh, subject to physical fitness), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh), Tabish Khan (Sindh) as well as Zahid Mahmood (Southern Punjab).
Players Assistance Worker – Mansoor Rana (Manager), Misbah-ul-Haq (head coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding instructor), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Col (retd) Khalid Mahmood (protection manager), Malang Ali (masseur), Raza Kitchlew (Digital and also media supervisor), Dr Riaz Ahmed (team physician), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head train), Usman Hashmi (analyst), Waqar Younis (bowling coach), Yasir Malik (stamina & conditioning coach) and also Younis Khan (batting train).
Pakistan excursion to Zimbabwe;.
Set up, place as well as timings of T20 suits.
Suits to start at 1400 PST:.
21 April– 1st T20I v Zimbabwe; Harare Sports Club, Harare.
23 April– 2nd T20I v Zimbabwe; Harare Sports Club, Harare.
25 April– third T20I v Zimbabwe; Harare Sports Club, Harare.
Set up, place as well as timings of examination matches.
Matches to begin at 1230 PST.
29 April– 3 May– 1st Examination v Zimbabwe; Harare Sports Club, Harare.
7-11 May– second Test v Zimbabwe; Harare Sports Club, Harare.