The Pakistan cricket team will depart for England on 23 April where they will play England in a series of practice and international matches, before entering the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against the Windies on 31 May at Trent Bridge,
Pakistan is scheduled to play at least 11 full-fledged games before its first match in the World Cup against West Indies. These matches include seven 50-overs and two 20 over games.
After arriving in the UK on 23rd, Pakistan will play two 50-over games against Kent and Northamptonshire on 27th and 29th April, respectively before playing a T20 game against Leicestershire on May 1st.
Following three games against the county teams, Pakistan will play one T20I and 5 ODIs against England which will kick-off with the shortest format match at Cardiff. The five ODIs will be played 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th May.
Pakistan is also scheduled to play two official warm-up games ahead of ICC World Cup, against Afghanistan and Bangladesh, on 24th and 26th May.
The former champions will kick-off its World Cup campaign with the match against West Indies on 31st May at Trent Bridge.
Pakistan cricket team got a bad news just ahead of the World Cup after bowling all rounder Imad Wasim injured his right knee during a practice session, it was learnt on Tuesday.
According to local media reports, Wasim twisted his knee and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. The youngster has been among the leading performers for his side and was especially impressive in the recently concluded series against Australia where he scored 141 runs and also picked up three wickets.
Earlier, this month the Pakistani all rounder made rapid gains at Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has made huge gains at ICC Player Rankings.
The left-hander, who captained his side against Australia in the last two matches gained 16 places to reach 68th among batsmen, climbed seven places to reach 37th in the list of bowlers and moved from 16th to joint-sixth among all-rounders.
Imad will have to give fitness test conducted by the PCB in coming weeks, before the big event of World Cup 2019.
Pakistan’s schedule for England series:
April 27 – v Kent (50-over practice match)
April 29 – v Northamptonshire (50-over match)
May 1 – v Leicestershire (T20 match)
May 5 – v England (only T20I), Cardiff
May 8 – 1st ODI v England, The Oval
May 11 – 2nd ODI v England, Hampshire
May 14 – 3rd ODI v England, Bristol
May 17 – 4th ODI v England, Trent Bridge
May 19 – 5th ODI v England, Leeds
Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 schedule:
May 24 – v Afghanistan (warm-up), Bristol
May 26 – v Bangladesh (warm-up), Cardiff
May 31 – v Windies, Trent Bridge
June 3 – v England, Trent Bridge
June 7 – v Sri Lanka, Bristol
June 12 – v Australia, Taunton
June 16 – v India, Old Trafford
June 23 – v South Africa, Lord’s
June 26 – v New Zealand, Edgbaston
June 29 – v Afghanistan, Headingley
July 5 – v Bangladesh, Lord’s