Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
Zimbabwe will host Pakistan and Australia in a T20 international (T20I) triangular series in July this year, Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Tuesday.
After the triangular series, Pakistan will stay behind for five one-day international (ODI) matches against Zimbabwe.
The tri-series will be played at Harare Sports Club in the capital, while Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club will host the ODI series.
“Following months of negotiations, we are pleased to confirm we will be hosting a T20I triangular series involving Australia and Pakistan, followed by an ODI series against Pakistan,” Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Faisal Hasnain said.
“Playing two of the game’s biggest teams will provide us with a very welcome litmus test as we forge ahead with our plans to develop a stronger Zimbabwe side capable of consistently competing and winning against the best,” he added.
Zimbabwe and Pakistan will play the opening T20I on July 1, with Australia and Pakistan playing each other the following day.
Each team will play four matches in a round-robin format, with the top two sides meeting in the final on July 8.
The five ODI matches between Zimbabwe and Pakistan are scheduled for July 13, 16, 18, 20 and 22.
July 1, 2018: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
July 2, 2018: Pakistan vs Australia
July 3, 2018: Australia vs Zimbabwe
July 4, 2018: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
July 5, 2018: Pakistan vs Australia
July 6, 2018: Australia vs Zimbabwe
July 8, 2018: Final
July 13, 2018: First ODI
July 16: 2018: Second ODI
July 18, 2018: Third ODI
July 20, 2018: Fourth ODI
July 22, 2018: Fifth ODI