The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have mutually decided to shift the venue for the white-ball games between the two teams from Rawalpindi to Lahore. However, the dates for the fixtures remain the same. The decision was made on Saturday morning following a discussion between the two boards.
“Pakistan and Australia cricket boards have mutually agreed to shift white-ball matches from Rawalpindi to Lahore on the dates as announced previously. The decision was made on Saturday morning following discussions between the two boards,” announced PCB. Notably, the three ODIs are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
“This means the headquarters of Pakistan cricket will host the 29 March, 31 March and 2 April One-Day Internationals as well as the one-off Twenty20 International on 5 April at the back of the third Test, which commences on 21 March. The 50-over matches will start at 15:00 local time, while the first ball in the 20-over match will be bowled at 20:30 local time,” said PCB in its release.
Australia’s white-ball players, as originally planned, will arrive in Lahore on 24 March and after one-day room isolation and will integrate with other members of their side. However, Pakistan’s white-ball players are scheduled to assemble on 22 March and will resume training on 25 March.
1st ODI: 29 March 2022; Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
2n ODI: 31 March 2022; Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
3rd ODI: 2 April 2022; Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Only T20I; 5 April 2022; Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Australia (ODI & T20I) – Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa
Pakistan (ODI) – Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-Ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir
Pakistan (T20I) – Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir