Pakistan to play five T20Is and two Tests against West Indies

On Friday the Pakistan Cricket Board of the Men's National Cricket Team (PCB) declared its intention to tour the West Indies and play two Tests and five T20 International from 21 July to 24 August.

The tour, to be held after the end of the upcoming ODI and T20I series in England, will begin in Barbados on 27 and 28 July with a back-to-back T20Is, until action will move into Guyana for July 31 and August 1.

On the 6-7 of August in Guyana, a two-day trial match will be held on Sabina Park Stadium from 12-16 August and 20-24 August. The side will take place in Jamaica.

"We agree to replace a test match with two additional T 20Is, in consultation with Cricket West Indies and holding an eye on the ICC Men's T20 World Cup this year," said PCB CEO Wasim Khan.

The aim of this initiative is to provide additional T20 content for both teams while preparing and building up for the ICC global event, the Chief executive said.

"We'll be hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies, and Australia in the following eight months in addition to playing the England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and T20 World Cup series," he said.

The Men In Green claimed their maiden test series 2–1 during Pakistan's last tour of the Caribbean in 2017. This gave Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan a complete farewell, who played 276 and 408 matches in their illustrious careers, respectively.

In coaching jobs, Misbah will go all of them back to the Caribbean, and Yunis will be the batting coach.

Overall, this will be the ninth Test Series from 1957-58, which will lead the fifth-ranked visitor to 4-1, between the two sides in the Caribbean.

At Sabina Park are both sides joined together with the West Indies in a total of 2 runs, which were won in 1957- 58 and 1976-77 in innings, with 174 runs respectively and 140 runs. However, in 2004-05 and 2016-17, Pakistan won the last two tests with 136 runs and 7 wickets, respectively.

Pakistan leads the T20 World Champions by 2-1 in the T20I series in the West Indies. In 2010-2011, in the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, West Indies won the first one-off match before Pakistan won by 2-0 and 3-1 respectively in the 2013-14 and 2016-17.

Tour itinerary:

  • Jul 21 – Arrival in Barbados
  • Jul 27 – 1st T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
  • Jul 28 – 2nd T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
  • Jul 31 – 3rd T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
  • Aug 1 – 4th T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
  • Aug 3 – 5th T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
  • Aug 6-7 – Two-day practice 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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