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Pakistan Cricket Team Future Tour Program for Next 5 Years

Cricket’s regulatory body, International Cricket Council (ICC), has released its Future Tours Programme 2018-23 for Men’s cricket teams on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

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Pakistan team is set to play 164 international fixtures including 63 T20Is, 61 ODIs and 40 Tests during the course of 5 years with no bilateral series planned against India due to the political tensions between the neighbours.

The inaugural Test Championship is also planned from July 2019 to April 2021 wherein Pakistan will be playing 6 series on home and away basis. Top 2 teams will progress to the final.

Similarly, a 13-team ODI Championship will run from May 2020 to March 2022, in which Pakistan will play 8 series on home and away basis. Top 7 teams will qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, while the remaining sides will contest in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Below is the year-wise plan for Sarfaraz’s men.

2018

Pakistan Tour to Zimbabwe – July 

Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Australia T20I Tri-series

Pakistan Zimbabwe ODI Series (5 ODIs)

Asia Cup – September

Home Series vs New Zealand – October-November

3 Tests, 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

Pakistan Tour to South Africa – December-February

3 Tests, 3 T20Is and 5 ODIs

2019

Home Series vs Australia – March

5 ODIs

Pakistan Tour to England – May

One-off T20I and 5 ODIs

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – June-July

Home Series vs Sri Lanka – October

2 Tests

Pakistan Tour to Australia – October-November

2 Tests and 3 T20Is

Home Series vs Sri Lanka – December

3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

2020

Home Series vs Bangladesh – January-February

2 Tests and 3 T20Is

Home series vs the Netherlands – July

3 ODIs

Home Series vs England and Ireland – July-August

3 Tests and 3 T20Is (vs England), 2 T20Is (vs Ireland)

Asia Cup – September

Pakistan Tour to South Africa – October

3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

ICC World Twenty20 2020 – October-November

Home Series vs Zimbabwe – November-December

3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

Pakistan Tour to New Zealand – December-January

2 Tests and 3 T20Is

2021

Home Series vs South Africa – January-February 

2 Tests and 3 T20Is

Pakistan Tour to Zimbabwe – April

2 Tests and 3 T20Is

World Test Championship Final – June

Pakistan Tour to England – July

3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

Pakistan Tour to the West Indies – July-August

3 Tests and 3 T20Is

Away Series vs Afghanistan – September

3 ODIs

 Home Series vs New Zealand – October

3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

ICC World Twenty20 2021 – October-November

Pakistan Tour to Bangladesh – November-December

2 Tests and 3 T20Is

Home Series vs the West Indies – December

3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

2022

Home Series vs Australia – February-March

2 Tests, 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs

Pakistan Tour to Sri Lanka – July-August

2 Tests and 3 ODIs

Asia Cup – September

Home Series vs England – October

5 ODIs

Home Series vs New Zealand – October-November

2 Tests and 3 ODIs

Home Series vs England – December

3 Tests

2023

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – February-March

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