2020 is a year where the whole world came to a standstill courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic and it had its effect on every field, including Cricket. Most of the tours and series that were planned and scheduled had to be shelved or postponed way beyond the planned tenure. But now with things getting to normalcy, cricketing action too is picking up its own pace.
In the month of July 2020, the England team welcomed the West Indies onto their shores for the traditional format of the game. From then on, it’s no looking back for the game of cricket as many more cricketing boards followed strict protocols and safety measures and welcomed teams to play the sport. Not just International tours, but also T20 leagues were played as per the full schedule.
The Men in Green however began their cricketing schedule for the year 2020 on the same shores as that of the West Indies. They landed in England for a full-fledged tour consisting of three-match Test series and as many T20I matches. Pakistan couldn’t come out victorious in Tests but shared the T20I series with the English team at 1-1.
Pakistan is currently in New Zealand where they played against Black Caps for the three-match T20I series and are currently on the verge of completing their tour of NZ with the second match of the two-match Test series. They will be starting 2021 with the second Test and they have a lot of cricket ahead across formats, which also includes their arch-rivals, India for the T20 World Cup and the Asia Cup.
So here’s what Pakistan’s schedule for 2021 looks like:
South Africa vs Pakistan- January
Men in Green after completing their tour against New Zealand will host the Proteas in Pakistan for a tour consisting of two Tests and three T20Is starting from the 26th of January to the 14th of February.
Pakistan tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe- April to May
Pakistan after hosting South Africa will visit South Africa for three ODIs and as many T20Is. After that, they will be visiting their neighbors, Zimbabwe for a tour consisting of two Tests and three T20Is with dates yet to be confirmed.
Asia Cup- June
Pakistan will be playing their arch-rivals India in the Asia cup and their other counterparts from Asia in the month of June. The Asian side will be playing India after two years gap.
Pakistan tour of England- July
Babar Azam and his men will be heading to the British Country for a tour where they will be playing three ODIs and as many T20Is.
England tour of Pakistan- October
Babar Azam and his men after the completion of the England tour will play the role of hosts for the same team for a two-match T20I series.
T20 World Cup- October
Men in Green will then land in India for the most-awaited T20 World Cup where they will be up against a lot of teams and prove why they are highly ranked as a team in the shortest format.
Pakistan tour of Bangladesh- November
Pakistan after completing the World Cup participation will head to Bangladesh for a tour comprising of two Tests and three T20Is.
West Indies tour of Pakistan
Babar Azam and co will end the year 2021 with a tour where they will host the Windies for a white-ball leg consisting of 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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