Pakistan’s cricket team will play a tri-nation T20 series against Bangladesh from October 7-14 in Christchurch, New Zealand, in preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup.
According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday, third-ranked Pakistan will take on eighth-ranked Bangladesh on October 7 and sixth-ranked New Zealand the next day.
In the second round of matches, Pakistan will play New Zealand and Bangladesh on October 11 and 13, while the final is scheduled for October 14.
Pakistan will begin their journey in the T20 World Cup with a match against India in Melbourne on October 23. The two teams will then play two qualifiers in Perth on October 27 and 30.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, “I am happy that we will participate in the triangular series in New Zealand. This will not only coordinate for the T20 World Cup in Australia, but also finalize our preparations.
“I missed the last series in New Zealand due to a thumb injury and I look forward to playing cricket against two good opponents in Christchurch,” he said.
The Pakistan cricket team will leave for Christchurch on October 4 after completing a seven-match T20 series against England on October 2.
Prior to the England series, Pakistan will participate in the ACCT Twenty20 Asia Cup, which is scheduled in Colombo, Sri Lanka from August 27 to September 11.