PCB Unveils Exciting 2024-25 International Cricket Schedule

PCB Unveils Exciting 2024-25 International Cricket Schedule

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled an extensive international schedule for the 2024-25 season, promising an exhilarating year of cricket for enthusiasts worldwide.

The itinerary includes a rich home season featuring significant Test series and a prominent ODI tri-series, as well as a formidable away tour schedule.

Home Season Highlights:

Test Match Focus: Pakistan’s home season will see a total of seven Test matches, with Bangladesh, England, and the West Indies as visitors. The action begins in August with a two-Test series against Bangladesh.

This will be followed by a highly anticipated three-Test series against England in October. The home Test season will conclude with a two-match series against the West Indies in January.

Preparation for the Champions Trophy: In the lead-up to the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy 2025, which Pakistan is set to host, the country will organize a historic ODI tri-series in February, featuring New Zealand and South Africa.

This event offers an invaluable opportunity for the Pakistani team to sharpen their skills against top-tier opponents, ensuring they are well-prepared for the upcoming Champions Trophy.

Away Tours:

Testing Times Ahead: From November to January, Pakistan will undertake a demanding away tour schedule, including trips to Australia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

This three-month cricketing marathon will feature nine ODIs, nine T20Is, and two Test matches, ensuring non-stop cricket action and providing the team with significant international exposure.

Boxing Day Spectacle: The away tour will reach its climax with the much-anticipated Boxing Day Test match against South Africa at the legendary Centurion ground. This fixture is expected to be a highlight of the season, drawing significant attention from cricket fans around the world.

The detailed schedule for these matches has been made available by the PCB, highlighting the extensive preparations and significant international engagements lined up for the Pakistani cricket team.

FULL SCHEDULE

HOME

Bangladesh in Pakistan (Two Tests)

21-25 Aug – First Test, Rawalpindi

30 Aug-3 Sep – Second Test, Karachi

England in Pakistan (Three Tests)

7-11 Oct – First Test, Multan

15-19 Oct – Second Test, Karachi

24-28 Oct – Third Test, Rawalpindi

West Indies in Pakistan (Two Tests)

16-20 Jan – First Test, Karachi

24-28 Jan – Second Test, Multan

New Zealand and South Africa in Pakistan (ODI tri-series)

8 Feb – Pakistan v New Zealand, Multan

10 Feb – New Zealand v South Africa, Multan

12 Feb – Pakistan v South Africa, Multan

14 Feb – Final, Multan

AWAY

Pakistan to Australia (three ODIs, three T20Is)

4 Nov – First ODI, Melbourne

8 Nov – Second ODI, Adelaide

10 Nov – Third ODI, Perth

14 Nov – First T20I, Brisbane

16 Nov – Second T20I, Sydney

18 Nov – Third T20I, Hobart

Pakistan to Zimbabwe (three ODIs, three T20Is)

24 Nov – First ODI, Bulawayo

26 Nov – Second ODI, Bulawayo

28 Nov – Third ODI, Bulawayo

1 Dec – First T20I, Bulawayo

3 Dec – Second T20I, Bulawayo

5 Dec – Third T20I, Bulawayo

Pakistan to South Africa (Three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests)

10 Dec – First T20I, Durban

13 Dec – Second T20I, Centurion

14 Dec – Third T20I, Johannesburg

17 Dec – First ODI, Paarl

19 Dec – Second ODI, Cape Town

22 Dec – Third ODI, Johannesburg

26-30 Dec – First Test, Centurion

3-7 Jan – Second Test, Cape Town