England are touring Pakistan for the first time in 17 years as the two countries play each other in a seven-match T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia which kicks off in October.
Jos Buttler leads the England squad but will sit out the opening games as he continues to recover from a calf injury, with Moeen Ali taking over as captain.
Opening hitter Alex Hales also returned for the first time in three years after being dropped before the 2019 World Cup for failing two drug tests.
Babar Azam’s Pakistan omitted pace setter Shaheen Shah Afridi to give him enough time to be fit for the major after his recent knee injury but included 23-year-old uncapped leg Abrar Ahmed , and versatile medium-pace player Aamir Jamal.
Here’s everything you need to know about the English tour of Pakistan:
What is that?
Pakistan host England in seven T20Is in a warm-up series ahead of the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
When is it?
Premier T20I: Tuesday 20 September – National Stadium, Karachi (3.30pm BST)
Second T20I: Thursday 22 September – National Stadium, Karachi (3.30pm BST)
Third T20I: Friday 23 September – National Stadium, Karachi (3.30pm BST)
Fourth T20I: Sunday 25 September – National Stadium, Karachi (3.30pm BST)
Fifth T20I: Wednesday 28 September – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (15:30 BST)
Sixth T20I: Friday 30 September – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (15:30 BST)
Seventh T20I: Sunday 2 October – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (15:30 BST)
How can I watch it?
Sky Sports presents all seven T20s with coverage available on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket. If you are not a Sky customer, you can get a NOWTV day pass here to watch without a subscription.
Test Match Special will also broadcast bullet-by-bullet 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 odds?
Pakistan – 8/11
England – 11/10
Who is in the platoons?
Pakistani team: 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