Pakistan confirm schedule for three-match T20I series in Ireland

Pakistan will tour Ireland for the first time since 2018 to play three T20Is in May.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 29 March announced the dates for the three-match T20I series against Ireland. All three matches will be played at Castle Avenue in Dublin from 10 to 14 May.

In what is a significant milestone, this series will be the first multi-match bilateral T20I encounter between Pakistan and Ireland. Previously, the two teams had only clashed once in the shortest format, in a one-off match back in 2009.

A two-match T20I series was scheduled for July 2020, but the tour didn't go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Men in Green will host New Zealand in a five-match series starting on 18 April. After the Ireland series, Pakistan face England in four matches between 22-28 May.

Pakistan are currently taking part in a fitness camp at home, with 29 players from across the country converging to get in the groove for the mega-event.

Pakistan schedule heading into T20 World Cup:

New Zealand series:

April 18: First T20I, Rawalpindi

April 20: Second T20I, Rawalpindi

April 21: Third T20I, Rawalpindi

April 25: Fourth T20I, Lahore

April 27: Fifth T20I, Lahore

Ireland series:

May 10: First T20I, Dublin

May 12 Second T20I, Dublin

May 14: Third T20I, Dublin

England series:

May 22: First T20I, Leeds

May 25: Second T20I, Birmingham

May 28: Third T20I, Cardiff

May 30: Fourth T20I, London

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