England are touring Pakistan for the first time in 17 years as the two countries compete in a seven-match T20I series in preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia starting in October.
Jos Buttler leads the England squad but will sit out the first few games as he continues to recover from a calf injury, with Moeen Ali taking over the captain’s armband.
Lead-off hitter Alex Hales is also back for the first time in three years after being dropped from the 2019 World Cup for failing two drug tests.
Babar Azam’s Pakistan has left out pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to give him enough time to be fit for the big tournament after his recent knee injury, but has included 23-year-old leg pinner Abrar Ahmed and medium all-rounder Aamir Jamal.
Here’s everything you need to know about England’s Pakistan tour:
What is it?
Pakistan hosts England in seven T20Is in a warm-up series for the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
When is it?
First T20I: Tuesday, September 20 – National Stadium, Karachi (3:30 PM BST)
Second T20I: Thursday, September 22 – National Stadium, Karachi (3:30 PM BST)
Third T20I: Friday, September 23 – National Stadium, Karachi (3:30 PM BST)
Fourth T20I: Sunday, September 25 – National Stadium, Karachi (3:30 PM BST)
Fifth T20I: Wednesday, September 28 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3:30 PM BST)
Sixth T20I: Friday, September 30 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3:30 PM BST)
Seventh T20I: Sunday, October 2 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3:30 PM BST)
How can I view it?
Sky Sports shows all seven T20s with coverage available on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket. If you are not a Sky customer, you can buy a NOWTV day pass here to watch without a subscription.
Test Match Special will also broadcast ball-for-ball commentary from the tour with coverage accessible via BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra on the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sounds app.
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First T20 opportunities?
Pakistan – 8/11
England – 11/10
Who are in the squads?
Pakistani squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Aamir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Alex Hales, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Olly Stone , Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood, Mark Wood