Pakistan tour schedule revealed for Australia and New Zealand

first_imgAUSTRALIA’S first Test series since the controversial tour of South Africa has been confirmed, with Tim Paine’s team taking on Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released the schedule for October’s Qantas tour of the UAE on Tuesday, with Australia to meet the hosts in two Tests and three T20 Internationals between October 7 and 28.The first Test will be played at the Dubai International Stadium from October 7 to 11, with a four-day break before the second Test begins at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi from October 16.Three T20Is will follow in Abu Dhabi (October 24) and in Dubai (October 26 and 28).Australia will acclimatise with a four-day tour match against Pakistan A, at the International Cricket Council’s Academy in Dubai from September 29 to October 2.Justin Langer and Tim Paine will be hoping the tourists fare better than their most recent tour of the UAE in 2014, when Australia were soundly defeated in both Tests, by 221 and 356 runs respectively.The PCB also confirmed the schedule for its home series against New Zealand in November, as well as ‘A’ series against both New Zealand and England.Pakistan will play New Zealand in three T20Is, three ODIs and three Tests from October 31 to December 7, with matches to be played in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.QANTAS TOUR OF THE UAESeptember 29-October 2: Warm-up match v Pakistan A, ICC Academy, DubaiOctober 7-11: First Test, Dubai International StadiumOctober 16-20: Second Test, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiOctober 24: First T20I, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiOctober 26: Second T20I, Dubai International StadiumOctober 28: Third T20I, Dubai International StadiumPAKISTAN v NEW ZEALANDOctober 31: First T20I, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiNovember 2: Second T20I, Dubai International StadiumNovember 4: Third T20I, Dubai International StadiumNovember 7: First ODI, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiNovember 9: Second ODI, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiNovember 11: Third ODI, Dubai International StadiumNovember 16-20: First Test, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiNovember 24-28: Second Test, Dubai International StadiumDecember 3-7: Third Test, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabilast_img

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