Published in Samma, Aug 28th, 2018
The schedule of Australia and New Zealand’s tour to the United Arab Emirates was announced on Tuesday.
Australia will play a first-class game along with two tests and three Twenty20 (T20) Internationals against Pakistan in the Gulf.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had invited the two teams to play series in the country. They declined the offer, citing security reasons.
Australia’s four-day tour match against Pakistan A will be played in the Gulf from September 29 to October 2.
The first test between Pakistan and Australia will be played from October 7 to October 11 while the second game of the series will be played from October 16 to October 20.
The three T20s will be played on October 24, October 26 and October 28, respectively.
New Zealand, on the other hand, will play three T20 Internationals along with three one-day internationals and three test matches.
The first T20 will be played on October 31 while the second and third game of the series will be played on November 2 and November 4, respectively.
The three one-dayers will be played on November 7, November 9 and November 11.
The test series between Pakistan and New Zealand will start from November 16 while the second and third test will be played from November 24 to November 28.
The third and final game will be played from December 3 to December 7, respectively.