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Schedule announced for Pakistan's limited-over tour to Australia

Green Shirts will be returning to Australia in November to play three ODI and T20I matches each

By Sports Desk
March 26, 2024
Pakistans Babar Azam (right) plays a shot during the T20I cricket match between Pakistan and Australia. — AFP/File
Pakistan's Babar Azam (right) plays a shot during the T20I cricket match between Pakistan and Australia. — AFP/File

In exciting news for fans, Cricket Australia has announced the schedule for Pakistan's tour wherein the Kangaroos will host the Men in Green for limited-over series in November.

The national side's tour comprises of a three-match ODI series followed up by a T20I series with as many matches.

The ODI series will commence on November 4 in Melbourne and will culminate on November 10 in Perth. Meanwhile, the T20I series will kick off on November 14 in Brisbane and will conclude on November 18 in Hobart.

Green Shirts tour to Australia comes after a gap of 11 months as previously the national side faced off the Kangaroos in the Benaud-Qadir Trophy, which comprised three Test matches played across Perth, Sydney and Melbourne in December 2023-January 2024.

The announcement comes amid Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) efforts to appoint the national side's head coach — a post that was left vacant after Grant Bradburn transferred to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) after a change in his portfolio in November 2023.

Last week, the board also announced the formation of a reorganised national selection committee comprising comprising former cricketers Mohammad Yousuf, Wahab Riaz, Abdul Razzaq and Asad Shafiq.

The seven-member committee also includes the head coach, who is yet to be appointed, captain and an analyst.

Pakistan's tour to Australia

ODI series

November 4 — MCG, Melbourne (D/N)

November 8 — Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (D/N)

November 10 — Perth Stadium, Perth (D/N)

T20 series

November 14 — The Gabba, Brisbane (N)

November 16 — SCG, Sydney (N)

November 18 — Bellerive Oval, Hobart (N)