Pakistan team leaves for England to play ODI, T20 series

By: News Desk      Published: 12:40 PM, 25 Jun, 2021
Pakistan team leaves for England to play ODI, T20 series
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A PIA special charter flight carrying the Pakistan cricket team took off from Lahore for English city of Birmingham on Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The PIA flight PK-9707 was specially operated for the sole purpose of taking the 37 members of Pakistani cricket team and officials to the UK.

The flight is scheduled to land at Birmingham and will make a stop at Abu Dhabi to take members of the national squad playing in Pakistan Super League 2021.

Three cricketers and support staff members will leave for Abu Dhabi later.

After a brief period of room isolation, the team will begin their training from June 28, announced the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The national team will also play two intra-squad matches of 50 overs.

Pakistan and England will play the first ODI on July 8. The matches will take place in Cardiff.

The tour was delayed to accommodate the remainder of PSL 6 matches. There is no change in the dates of the scheduled matches.

Squads:

ODI: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir

T20: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir

Tour itinerary:

25 June – Departure

6 July – Arrival in Cardiff

8 July - 1st ODI, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

10 July – 2nd ODI, Lord’s, London

13 July – 3rd ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham

16 July – 1st T20I, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

18 July – 2nd T20I, Headingley, Leeds

20 July – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford, Manchester