The Pakistan Cricket Board has introduced the schedule of the five-match ODI sequence between Pakistan and Australia. The sequence will likely be performed within the United Arab Emirates.
The sequence will start on March 22 and the primary match will likely be performed in Sharjah. The ultimate will likely be performed on March 31, in accordance with the PCB assertion launched on its official web site.
Right here’s the schedule for it:
- March 22: 1st ODI, Sharjah
- March 24: 2nd ODI, Sharjah
- March 27: third ODI, Abu Dhabi
- March 29: 4th ODI, Dubai
- March 31: fifth ODI, Dubai
Pakistan is ranked fifth on the ICC ODI group rankings, whereas Australia is sixth – simply two factors behind. The sequence is a part of each side’ ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 preparations, the place Australia will defend the title. Each the perimeters will sq. off in opposition to one another within the occasion correct in Taunton on June 12.
“Australia are the world champions and this sequence will present the Pakistan cricket group a chance to evaluate their World Cup preparations,” PCB Director Zakir Khan mentioned.
“The PCB was optimistic that it is going to be capable of persuade Cricket Australia to ship its facet for some matches after efficiently staging high-profile bilateral worldwide sequence and the HBL Pakistan Tremendous League matches up to now 18 months. However, we’re upset for the enthusiastic and passionate cricket followers in Pakistan who will now have to attend for some extra time earlier than they’ll see the Australia cricket group dwell in motion for the primary time since 1998,” he remarked.