Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday confirmed the national cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh right after the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021. The schedule for Pakistan to Bangladesh has also been announced.
In a press release on Tuesday, the cricket board said that Pakistan will play three T20Is and two Tests during their month-long tour to Bangladesh, starting mid-November. The two Test matches will be part of the ICC Test Championship.
The hand-out said that the national side’s tour is part of the Future Tours Programme and will commence with the T20I series, which will be staged at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, on 19 November. The second and third T20Is will be played on 20 and 22 November.
The two teams will then travel to Chattogram for the first of the two Tests at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from 26-30 November. This match will see the two sides face-off in the apex form of the game on Bangladeshi soil for the first time since May 2015, when Pakistan won the two-match series by completing a win in the final Test by a mammoth 328 runs.
The two teams will return to Dhaka to play the final Test, which will start on 4 December.
Pakistan are ranked second on the ICC World Test Championship points table with one win in two matches, while Bangladesh are yet to kick off their campaign.
Pakistan have an immaculate record in Tests against Bangladesh with 10 wins from 11 matches. They also enjoy an impressive record in the T20Is against Bangladesh with 10 wins from 12 matches.
The date of the national team’s departure will be announced in due course.
Pakistan Tour to Bangladesh Schedule
19 Nov – First T20I, Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
20 Nov – Second T20I, Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
22 Nov – Third T20I, Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
26-30 Nov – First Test, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
4-8 Dec – Second Test, Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka