England will be touring Pakistan for seven T20Is in September-October this year to prepare for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia and on August 2, 2022, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the schedule for the said series.
The National Stadium will host the matches on 20, 22, 23, and 25 September, before the action will shift to the cricket headquarters at the Gaddafi Stadium where the remaining three matches will be played on 28 and 30 September and 2 October. The seven T20Is will be part of the first leg of England’s tour of Pakistan and they will return after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 for three Tests in December.
This T20I series will also be the first of the bumper season in which Pakistan will host New Zealand twice – first for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January and then in April for five ODIs and five T20Is – West Indies for three T20Is in late January and finally the 50-over ACC Asia Cup.
We Are Absolutely Delighted To Confirm Hosting England For Seven T20Is In Karachi And Lahore: Zakir Khan, PCB Director
Not only will PCB host five Tests, eight ODIs, and 15 T20Is in the 2022-23 season, but Pakistan will also see 187 domestic matches 33 Pakistan Super League 2023 fixtures, and 19 Pakistan Junior League 2022 games.
Zakir Khan, PCB Director International Cricket: “We are absolutely delighted to confirm hosting England for seven T20Is in Karachi and Lahore as a curtain-raiser to a busy, entertaining and exciting season of home internationals. England is one of the top-ranked T20I teams and them playing the shortest format in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Pakistan will not only help the team management to finalise their preparations, but will also set the tone for December’s three-Test series.
We demonstrated our event planning and operational skills in the highly-successful series against Australia in March/April and I am confident we will be able to replicate these when England visit us for the first time since 2005. We have been able to confirm schedule of the T20Is following a successful tour by the England and Wales Cricket Board recce team, which was pleased and satisfied with all our arrangements. I am confident that the cricket fans, like they did in the series against Australia, will turn up in big numbers to support both the sides and also make our Diamond Jubilee celebration year an unforgettable one.”
Schedule for England T20Is:
Tuesday, 20 Sep – 1st T20I, Karachi
Thursday, 22 Sep – 2nd T20I, Karachi
Friday, 23 Sep – 3rd T20I, Karachi
Sunday, 25 Sep – 4th T20I, Karachi
Wednesday, 28 Sep – 5th T20I, Lahore
Friday, 30 Sep – 6th T20I, Lahore
Sunday, 2 Oct – 7th T20I, Lahore
🗓️ 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬
📢 Great news for fans as Pakistan are set to host England after 17 years! 📢
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 2, 2022