Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Committee confirmed on Friday that the Indian West Tour of its national cricket team will be held from July 21 to August 24, which will include 5 T20 international matches and 2 tests.
The tour will take place after the end of the England ODI and T20I series. It will start back-to-back T20I in Barbados from July 27th to 28th, and then return to Guyana on July 31st and August 1st. T20I back to back, and the series finale will be held on August 3.
After a two-day practice match in Guyana from August 6th to 7th, the team will move to Jamaica and will be held in Sabina Park from August 12th to 16th and August 20th to 24th. test.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “The tour to the West Indies is always a valued and prized tour for the Pakistan cricket teams. The Caribbean cricket history, backed up by the excellent playing facilities, supporting crowds and great ambiance, encourages and motivates the players to produce their very best.
“In consultation with the Cricket West Indies and keeping an eye on this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, we have agreed to replace one Test match with two additional T20Is. 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 series in the West Indies is part of a gruelling but exciting and entertaining season of cricket for Pakistan. In addition to playing England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the T20 World Cup and the away series, we will be hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia in the next eight months. This makes every series important and critical for our side as we aspire to feature in the top three across all formats by 2023.”
In the last trip to the Caribbean in 2017, Pakistan won the first test of the debut series 2-1. This is a perfect farewell to Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who have participated in 276 and 408 international matches in their outstanding careers.
Both will return to the Caribbean with Misbah as head coach and Younis as the coaching role of batting coach.
Overall, this will be the ninth test series between the Caribbean and the Caribbean since 1957-58, with the sixth-ranked home run leading the fifth-ranked visitor by 4-1.
At Sabina Park alone, both the sides are tied at 2-all with the West Indies winning the 1957- 58 and 1976-77 Tests by an innings and 174 runs and 140 runs, respectively. However, Pakistan won the last two Tests in 2004-05 and 2016-17 by 136 runs and seven wickets, respectively.
On a head-to-head in T20Is series in the West Indies, Pakistan lead the T20 world champions by 2-1. West Indies won the one-off match at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in 2010-11, before Pakistan won the 2013-14 and 2016-17 by 2-0 and 3-1 respectively.