Pakistan will be touring England & Ireland for a full fledged series including matches in all formats. Pakistan and England will play four test matches, five one day internationals and one twenty20 match in a two month long tour. Pakistan is also schedule to play two one day internationals against Ireland between the tour. Last time Pakistan toured England was back in August 2010 when England defeated Pakistan 3-1 in four match test series. That tour was over shadowed spot fixing scandal where Muhammad Amir, Muhammad Asif and Salman Butt were banned for 5,7 and 10 years respectively by ICC and Pakistan cricket board.
Schedule & Match Dates: Pakistan will start the tour with two first-class matches against Somerset and Sussex in the first week of July 2016 while the first test match will start on 14th July 2016 at the Lords cricket ground. Fourth Test match will be begin on 11th August 2016 after that Pakistan will play two one day games against Ireland in Ireland followed by 5 one day matches and a t20 game. Below is the full schedule of 2 month long tour.
|03-05 July||Somerset vs Pakistan (3 day match)||Taunton|
|08-10 July||Sussex vs Pakistan (3 day match)||Hove|
|14-18 July||1ST Test Match||The Lords, London|
|22-26 July||2ND Test Match||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|29-30 July||Worcestershire vs Pakistan (3 day match)||Worcester|
|03-07 August||3RD Test Match||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|11-15 August||4TH Test Match||Oval, London|
|18 August||Pakistan vs Ireland (1st Odi)||Dublin|
|20 August||Pakistan vs Ireland (2nd Odi)||Dublin|
|24 August||1ST One Day Match||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|27 August||2ND One Day Match||The Lords, London|
|30 August||3RD One Day Match||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|01 September||4TH One Day Match||Headingley, Leeds|
|04 September||5Th One Day Match||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|07 September||Only Twenty20 Match||Old Trafford, Manchester|
Alot has changed since Pakistan last toured England. With Muhammad Amir coming back from 5 year ban and Pakistan beating England twice in home test series in UAE back in 2011 and quite recently in 2015. Pakistan cricket has come a long way in last 5 years with Misbah-ul-Haq slowly but surely taking Pakistan cricket out of controversy and nightmares of terrorist attack in Pakistan. England tour will be ultimate test on how much Pakistan has improved and it all set for a classic summer for Pakistan cricket fans.