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Pakistan will face tough opponent in the International home season 2024-25

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The Pakistan Cricket Board[PCB] have announced on Friday 5 July, that they will be welcoming Bangladesh, England and West Indies to play Seven Test in total. In addition, Pakistan will host an ODI(One Day International) tri-series where they will invite New Zealand and South Africa [Proteas] in preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 which will be held at their country.

All the Test matches will be the preparation of the World Test Champions 2023-25 cycle where Pakistan currently sits in 5th place with a percentage of 36.66 of points. Pakistan’s home season will kick start in August with two-test series up against Bangladesh then will be followed by a three-test series against England in October.

They will end their test matches with West Indies where they will be playing a two-test series in January, before they turns their attention to the Champions Trophy with an ODI tri-series with New Zealand and Proteas.

Pakistan will continues with their preparation when they will be travelling for a period of three month from November to January. They will travel to Australia and Zimbabwe to play three ODIs and three T20Is each. Following these tour Pakistan will head to South Africa for an all-format series which includes a Boxing Day Test at Centurion.

PCB chair Mohsin Naqvi emphasized the importance of their tour and stated that it give them time to prepare, plan up their game.

Naqvi said ” This ensures that both the men’s cricket team managements and the PCB event staff have enough time to prepare, plan and deliver these series to our very high expectations and standards, showcasing Pakistan as an outstanding cricket nation and the PCB as a thoroughly professional organization.”

” The visits by five top cricket playing nations in the lead-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 followed by seven countries participating in the event proper over the next eight months, also highlight Pakistan’s standing and stature in international cricket. We deeply value the participation of these teams and players who will bring immense talent and competitive spirit to our fields.”

BY LUCKY SEANEGO

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