Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, confirmed the schedule for their three-match Test series at home against England in December. The red-ball battle is the second leg of a tour that starts with a seven-match T20I series in September-October, with all the matches to take place in Lahore and Karachi.
England will then leave for the T20I World Cup in Australia before returning to Pakistan for the Test series. Notably, this will be England’s first Test tour of Pakistan in 17 years. It will begin in Rawalpindi on December 1, and the action will then move to Multan for the second Test. The series will end with a third and final Test in Karachi.
“We are pleased that Pakistan and England Test rivalry, which has historically produced close and tight matches, will return to our backyards in December. Both the sides have evolved since they last played in Pakistan in 2005 and have recently been playing entertaining and exciting cricket. I remain confident this series will live up to the expectations of the global cricket fans who want to watch and enjoy competitive and thrilling matches,” said Zakir Khan, PCB’s director of international cricket, in a statement.
“Pakistan cricket fans have waited for almost 17 years to see elite England players in action. And although they have enjoyed watching a number of them live in the recent editions of the HBL Pakistan Super League, nation versus nation Test cricket is the pinnacle where international stars and heroes are born,” he added.
England tour of Pakistan 2022:
- September 20 – 1st T20I, Karachi
- September 22 – 2nd T20I, Karachi
- September 23 – 3rd T20I, Karachi
- September 25 – 4th T20I, Karachi
- September 28 – 5th T20I, Lahore
- September 30 – 6th T20I, Lahore
- October 2 – 7th T20I, Lahore
- December 1-5 – 1st Test, Rawalpindi
- December 9-13 – 2nd Test, Multan
- December 17-21 – 3rd Test, Karachi