Pakistan will tour England for a limited-overs series next year just ahead of the ICC World Cup.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on Thursday (July 19), announced the fixtures for next summer.
And to ensure Eoin Morgan & Co. get good practice ahead of the 2019 World Cup, the board has arranged for a five-match ODI series and a T20I against Pakistan.
The Men in Green are the reigning champions of the Champions Trophy and will be one of the teams to watch out for in England next year. Pakistan will also use the series to fine tune their preparations, as they will be looking to replicate their 2017 Champions Trophy heroics.
The tour will start with a T20I at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on May 5 followed by five ODIs.
The ODI series will get underway on May at Kia Oval while the last game will be played at Headingley on May 19.
5 May: Only T20I at Cardiff
8 May: 1st ODI at Kia Oval
11 May: 2nd ODI at Ageas Bowl
14 May: 3rd ODI at Bristol
17 May: 4th ODI at Trent Bridge
19 May: 5th ODI at Headingley
After the World Cup, England will take on Ireland in a one-off Test. It will be a four-day contest, starting on July 24. The summer will conclude with the iconic Ashes which will take place from August to September.
World Cup 2019:
The twelfth edition of the 2019 ICC World Cup is less than a year now, but the fever of cricket has already started gripping the fans across the cricketing globe.
The ICC has already stated there has been an unprecedented demand for the tickets. The upcoming tournament is well on course to be the world’s biggest cricket carnival ever.
England will take on South Africa in the opener on May 30, 2019, at The Oval in London.
The much-awaited tournament will last for 45 days with 48 matches to be played. India will start its campaign against the Proteas on June 5.
The format for the 2019 edition will see ten best teams in the world going head-to-head in a round-robin format. The tournament will culminate with the fifth final at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14.