Karachi is all set to host Pakistan vs England T20I series

F.P. Report

Karachi is all set to host the much-anticipated Pakistan vs England T20I series as preparations have been completed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at National Stadium for the guests who are touring the country after a 17-years hiatus.

The arrival of the England team is due in the wee hours of Thursday (September 15), who will rest all day before starting training sessions on Friday.

The matches to be played in Karachi are scheduled on September 20, 22, 23, and 25. Thereafter, the action will move to Lahore where three T20Is will be played at Gaddafi Stadium on September 28, 30, and October 2.

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Preparations at the National Stadium have been completed, well-placed sources said. “Four pitches have been prepared for the series on the ground,” the sources added.

The ground staff has completed work on the wicket, said the sources, adding that the cleaning work in the stands has also been finished.

England’s T20I squad

Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Travelling reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills.

Schedule of Pakistan tour

1st T20: Pakistan v England, 20 September, National Stadium, Karachi

2nd T20: Pakistan v England, 22 September, National Stadium, Karachi

3rd T20: Pakistan v England, 23 September, National Stadium, Karachi

4th T20: Pakistan v England, 25 September, National Stadium, Karachi

5th T20: Pakistan v England, 28 September, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

6th T20: Pakistan v England, 30 September, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

7th T20: Pakistan v England, 2 October, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore