PAK vs ENG 2020 – Pakistan vs England Series T20, ODIs and Tests Coverage

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    The 2020 series between Pakistan and England has finally been confirmed during July-September period. Both teams will continue to play three T20s and three Tests. There have been couple of changes in the venues though (details are given below). While the Pakistan vs England series got a green signal, the PCB has postponed the tour of Ireland / Netherlands at this time.

    PAK vs ENG - The Upcoming Matches (Jul-Sep)

    Match, Date, Timing & Venue
    1st Warm-up Match | Fri Jul 17 - Jul 20 2020
    Team Green vs Team White
    11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 15:00 PKT
    County Ground, Derby
    2nd Warm-up Match | Fri Jul 24 - Jul 27 2020
    Team Green vs Team White
    11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 15:00 PKT
    County Ground, Derby
    1st Test | Wed Aug 5 - Aug 9 2020
    Pakistan vs England
    11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 15:00 PKT
    Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
    2nd Test | Thu Aug 13 - Aug 17 2020
    Pakistan vs England
    11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 15:00 PKT
    The Rose Bowl, Southampton
    3rd Test | Fri Aug 21 - Aug 25 2020
    Pakistan vs England
    11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 15:00 PKT
    The Rose Bowl, Southampton
    Tour Match (T20) | Wed Aug 26 2020
    Leicestershire vs Pakistanis
    11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 15:00 PKT
    Grace Road, Leicester

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    PAK vs ENG Series – 2020 Coverage

    Pakistan vs England 2020The Pakistan tour of England, Ireland and Netherlands is finally confirmed by Pakistan Cricket Board after long discussions and wait. The Pakistan vs England series is a bilateral series held every year during the summer between July & September.

    In 2020, both teams will play three Tests followed by 3 T20s. The initial plan is to skip the ODIs in order to prepare for the T20 World Cup that is to be held in Australia later this year. Pakistan will also play Ireland and Netherlands during this tour.

    There are a total of 11 matches including 5 T20s, 3 ODIs and 3 T20s to be played during Pakistan tour of England, Ireland and Netherlands. The PAK-ENG bilateral series is a part of the Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) which has been prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), PCB and ECB Cricket Board.

    Pakistan vs England 2020 schedule has now been confirmed and it is available with all details including date, timing and venues. While all efforts are being made to hold the series alive, we might expect delay/postponement or cancellation altogether due to COVID-19 crisis in Europe.

    We will be updating this page for more updates about the PAK-ENG series during coming weeks. CricketSchedule offers schedule, live scores, latest news, squads and players info of the Pakistan-England (PAK vs ENG) series. Stay tuned for more updates.

    Update 1: Venues for both T20s and Tests matches have been moved, changes are now reflected in the fixtures. There is no change in match dates and will be played accordingly.

    Update 2: T20 World Cup has been postponed till 2021. Both England and Pakistan will continue to play 3 T20 matches which were part of their preparation for the mega event.

    Cricket Resumes with PAK vs ENG Series

    England and Pakistan are ready to play their part for the resumption of cricket which is still comatose due to ongoing pandemic COVID-19. Pakistani squad (who tested negative) reached England on 28th June and completed their 14-day quarantine period at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester. The tour will officially commence from August 5 consisting of three tests and three t20 International matches. All the action will be played behind closed doors with new ICC regulations in Bio Secure environment.

    The first Test Match at Old Trafford in Manchester while second and third test matches will be at The Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton. The main reason behind choosing these venues was their ON -Site Hotel Facility which helps to create Bio-Secure Bubble as no team bus travels and no stepping out. To prevent and spread harmful organisms from outside world Players will live in a gated community with no physical access to the outer world. The visitors will be tested after every five days to minimize the risk. Steve Elworthy, England and Wales Cricket’s Board of Director believes the way arrangements are structured they are enough to handle the worst-case scenario.

    New guidelines amid COVID-19

    International Cricket Council issued a new set of guidelines to ensure the safety of players and reduce the risks posed by COVID 19.

    COVID Substitute: What if a Player tests positive or shows symptoms? A “like for like” replacement is proposed by ICC and teams will be allowed to replace players only during test matches.

    No Saliva:  Players will not be permitted to use Saliva to shine the ball. ICC medical expert Dr Peter highlighted the risk of transmission of the virus through Saliva.  The batting team will be rewarded 5 penalty runs after two official warnings if the bowling team keeps using saliva on the ball. In case Saliva is applied to the ball, umpires will make sure to clean the ball. Former bowling greats like Micheal Holding, Shoaib Akhtar, Shaun Pollack have questioned the ban on Saliva as it will immensely affect the bowling unit and their performance.

    Home Umpires: Local Umpires and Match officials from ICC Elite panel are allowed to officiate the proceedings for the first time since 2002. The requirement to appoint Neutral Umpires is temporarily lifted because of Travel Restrictions.

    Extra Review: ICC approved an additional DRS review for each team per innings so there should be no bias in favour of, or against, either team during officiating, earlier each team was awarded 2 DRS reviews per innings of a test match and 1 review in an ODI. ICC doesn’t want the less experienced local umpires to hurt the result of a game.

    Additional LOGO: As teams and cricket boards have taken a financial hit due to the stoppage of cricketing activities. A logo not exceeding 32 square inches alongside three other logos is now allowed by ICC to help Cricket Nations earn few bucks. Previously teams could not put any logo on the chest of a shirt of a test match.

    Moreover, Players are encouraged to maintain social distance and avoid body contact as much as possible, Players will not be handing over their stuff to umpires as well. ICC also suggested using a larger squad for the tours.

    PAK vs ENG series: Coaches, Teams, Conditions

    pakistan cricket team during practice in england
    Pak Players during practice session – Photo PCB

    England cricket team is currently playing their final test match of the series against West Indies while the Pakistani team has engaged themselves in Intra-Team warm matches to prepare. Pakistan announced a 29-member Squad for England Tour, on the other hand, we expect the current squad of England playing against West Indies to face Green team. England holds a better position at test ranking with no 4 position while Pakistan is struggling with at no 7. If we take a look at World Championship England has moved to no 3position with 180 points after levelling the series with Careeban squad, however, Pakistan holds no 5 Position with 140 points. Both the team will be eyeing to secure a better place at the table through their performances.

    Pakistan have hired the services of Younis Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed as Batting and spin Bowling Coaches respectively to uplift the performance of the team. It is Younis Khan’s first assignment with PCB and he is keen to transfer his skills & knowledge to the young guns of the squad by implementing man-management model like late Bob Woolmer. Mushtaq, on the other hand, is experienced and have already worked with both Pakistan and England in the past. He understands English conditions, squad, and highly regarded as mentor globally. Both the veterans will assist Misbah and Waqar to achieve their targets.

    Playing against England at their Home soil is always been a tough task for any touring side. Pakistan have shortlisted 20 players for the uphill task ahead. Wahab Riaz, Fawad Alam, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Sohail khan have paved their way back into the team, Skipper Azhar Ali is concerned with over-rate as players will have to leave their Personal stuff outside the boundary line meanwhile he’s hopeful that players will eventually adapt to new rules over the course of time. Pakistan and England will be looking to exploit each other weaknesses, English bowlers will target the fragile batting department of Pakistani team while Pakistan will once again rely on their Pace attack to dismantle the Englishmen. Bio-secure environment will help the players to improve team bonding and focus on Cricket as there won’t be much of other stuff to do.

    Pakistan Players Practice during England Tour – PCB

    The PCB CEO Wasim Khan admitted it wasn’t an easy decision to send the team to England after several players tested positive of Novel Coronavirus but continued with the plan for the sake of restoration of Gentleman game. Pakistani team head Coach Misbah insisted that PCB has not asked for anything in return from ECB for agreeing to play under these circumstances. Playing behind closed doors will not be something new as Pakistan mainly played test matches in UAE with empty seats, he further added.ECB chief Executive officer, Tom Harrison sees this series as another significant step towards to Re-Start International Cricket, he also appreciated the players, staff members for their willingness and cooperation for playing a vital role in Bring the action back at cricket Grounds.

    PAK vs ENG Series FAQ

    Both England and Pakistan will kick-off the series with two warm-up matches (each 4-days) as opposed to one finalized before. The actual Test series begins on Wednesday August 5, 2020.

    Both Pakistan and England will play a total of 8 matches that includes 2 Warm-up matches, 3 Tests and 3 T20s during July-September period.

    Pakistan tour of England in 2020 consists of 47 days that are in addition to the 30 days when the team arrived and spent 2 weeks in quarantine as required by the ICC and governing bodies.

    As per current stats, England win ratio is 30% vs that of Pakistan's 25% in Tests. England has won 25 Test matches and Pakistan 21 Test matches. For T20s, England has a massive winning record against Pakistan having won 10 matches vs that of 4 matches won by Pakistan.

    Due to COVID-19, matches are restricted to only three venues in 2020. All Warm-up matches, T20s and Tests will be played at County Ground, Derby, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester and The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

    You can set reminder through our match calendar which sets match timings according to your time zone. All Test matches begin 11:00 am local, 10:00 am GMT and 3:00 pm PKT. 

    Learn more about Pakistan vs England Series:

    Team Information on England Cricket Wikipedia | Pakistan Cricket Wikipedia

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