Things may have been tough till now, but slowly, we can expect good times to be back. This year, due to covid we have seen that the schedule of cricket matches got affected many times, but now, as the situation is returning to normal, the series of cricket matches has started.
England has seen many matches in its in-house stadiums this summer. Due to the large vaccination drive in the UK, the cricket teams also now feel safe playing in England rather than other countries. England played a few test series with India in February 2021 and now they are going to face some other teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their homeland.
The Pakistan cricket team will start their tour to the UK on June 25. Before going to the UK, they will first have to undergo 5 days of complete isolation, for which they will gather at Lahore on June 20 and follow all covid protocols. This time, the cricket teams are instructed very seriously for following all the covid protocols. Any of the players found violating the protocol will not be part of the England tour.
The test series between England and Pakistan is going to start on July 8, 2021. Both the teams need to put in extra efforts for winning the match, as some players from England are injured and Pakistan players also are playing international matches after a long time. Before the series starts, the teams will also have a few warm-up matches. The ODI is scheduled to happen at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England. Tickets are selling out fast for a bilateral ODI in at least 10 years.
The date is provisional and likely to change, but still, fans can reserve with confidence with a guarantee for refund. This makes sure that buyers will be entitled to a refund in case their tickets or a fixture gets cancelled.
First ODI – July 8 – TBA – 5:30 PM IST
Second ODI – July 10 – Lord’s, London – 3:30 PM IST
Third ODI – July 13 – Edgbaston, Birmingham – 5:30 PM IST
First T20I – July 16 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham – 11:00 PM IST
Second T20I – July 18 – Headingley, Leeds – 7:00 PM IST
Third T20I – July 20 – Old Trafford, Manchester – 11:00 PM IST
To watch all the matches related to Test, ODI, or IPL you can opt for the Sony Sports Network channel if you are watching from India. Other options available for watching the live match are the Sony LIV app, JioTV app, and Airtel TV app. You can also see live scores on Google or YouTube. Download all the apps and keep your popcorn ready for the battle of best teams in the coming future.
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Qadir
The upcoming match between England and Pakistan is awaited by the cricket fans. We hope that soon the stadium’s gates are opened for cricket fans so that they can watch their favourite players and teams playing live.