England are touring Pakistan again for the first time in 17 years as the two countries face off in a seven-match T20I series in preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia, which begins 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 as captain.
Opening batter Alex Hales has also returned for the first time in three years after being dropped ahead of the 2019 World Cup for failing two drug tests.
Babar Azam’s Pakistanis have left out pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to give him enough time after his recent knee injury to be fit for the big tournament, but 23-year-old uncapped legspinner Abrar Ahmed and mid-paced all-rounder Aamir Jamal .
Here’s everything you need to know about England’s tour of Pakistan:
What is it?
Pakistan host England in seven T20Is in a warm-up series ahead of the men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
When is it?
First 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 September 28 – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3:30pm BST)
Sixth T20I: Friday 30 September – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3:30pm BST)
Seventh T20I: Sunday 2 October – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3:30pm BST)
How can I view it?
Sky Sports will show all seven T20s with coverage of Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can get one NOWTV Day Pass here watch without subscription.
Test Match Special will also broadcast ball-by-ball commentary from the tour, accessible via BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sounds app.
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First T20 odds?
Pakistan – 8/11
England – 11.10
Who is in the squads?
Squad Pakistan: 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
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