Reports: England to tour Pakistan for a Test series in 2022
The last time England toured Pakistan was in the year 2005.
Updated - May 1, 2021 10:55 am
The England cricket team will be touring the land of Pakistan next year for a Test series. The same has been confirmed by Fawad Chaudhary, who is the Federal Information Minister of Pakistan.
Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to confirm the news. He stated in his tweet that he is extremely delighted that the England cricket team will tour Pakistan after a gap of 16 years. He also revealed that the England team will be visiting Pakistan in October this year.
Chaudhry concluded his tweet by stating that Pakistan has come a long way from the devastating attack that took place on the Sri Lankan side when they toured Pakistan.
“Lovely meeting my friend Christian Turner. Extremely delighted to know that after the gap of sixteen years, October this year English Cricket Team will be visiting Pak and next year again for a full Test series, we have come a long way from the devastating attack on SL team, tweeted Chaudhary.
You can see the tweet from Chaudhry below
Lovely meeting my friend @CTurnerFCDO Extremely delighted to know that after the gap of sixteen years,October this year English Cricket Team will be visiting Pak and next year again for a full test series,we have come a long way from the devastating attack on SL team pic.twitter.com/dqb8oms19c
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 30, 2021
England will play 2 T20Is in Pakistan in October this year
Also, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier stated that the England cricket team will tour Pakistan in October 2021, and will play a couple of T20Is on October 14th and 15th. England and Pakistan will then depart to India for the hugely anticipated ICC T20 World Cup.
The last time England toured Pakistan was in the year 2005 when both sides were involved in a three-match Test series and a five-match ODI series. And, it was Pakistan that emerged triumphant in both the formats of the game.
While Pakistan won the ODI series against England 3-2, they also came out on top in the Test series, winning it by a margin of 2-0. Pakistan and England last played against each other in an international match on 9th September 2020 at Old Trafford. And, it was the Pakistan side that emerged on top and beat the Eoin Morgan led side by 5 runs. Mohammad Hafeez was the star performer for Pakistan with the willow and scored a match-winning 86* off only 52 deliveries.