Australian and Pakistan cricket boards have confirmed that a full bilateral series between the two countries will take place in Australia during December 2016 and January 2017 which will include atleast 3 test matches, 5 one day internationals and a one off Twenty20 game. PCB also confirm that one test match will be played under lights and pink ball will be used.
Tour Dates & Venues: The tour dates are yet to be announced but both “Cricket Australia” and PCB has confirmed the tour. Venues and the dates will be announced after Australian board completely book their 2016-17 home schedule where South Africa is also traveling to Australia. Pakistan will play two test matches against New Zealand before they visit AUstralia for a long tour with all three format games are scheduled.
One Day Tri-Series ? Australia board has put a proposal for a tri-series where Pakistan and West Indies are invited. If both boards agree, the 5 one days matches schedule to take place between Pakistan and Australia will be replaced with the tri-series where all three teams will play four matches.
|1st Test Match||17 December 2016||TBA|
|2nd Test Match||26 December 2016||TBA|
|3rd Test Match||04 January 2017||TBA|
|1st ODI||12 January||TBA|
|2nd ODI||15 January||TBA|
|3rd ODI||17 January||TBA|
|4th ODI||20 January||TBA|
|5th ODI||23 January||TBA|
|Only Twenty20||26 January||TBA|
Tour dates will be confirmed by May/June 2016. Above dates are the usual summer cricket dates in Australia. We will be updates the above schedule once entire timetable is announced.
Pakistan last toured Australia back in 2009/10 season and it was absolute horrific tour for Pakistan as they lost all competitive games in all three formats. Pakistan lost 3 match test series 3-0, they also lost all 5 one day matches and the only twenty20 game. 5 years on, can Pakistan improve on that abysmal performance ? well as the things stand it looks highly unlikely.