After a poor outing in the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship, Pakistan Cricket Team will be desperate to bounce back in the second cycle of the Test supremacy.
The Men in Green failed to secure a place in the top 5 and recorded only four wins in 12 matches. Pakistan ended the competition in sixth place with 43.3% points.
The upcoming cycle will prove Pakistan with a great opportunity considering they have a couple of overseas tours against lower-ranked sides. If they manage to secure a couple of victories in away games followed by home Test series wins, Babar Azam & Co will be a serious contender for the final spot.
ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Pakistan Cricket Team’s Series Details
Pakistan tour of West Indies, 2021
Pakistan will open their World Test Championship campaign in August 2021 against the West Indies cricket team. Initially, the series was supposed to have three Tests, but both boards agreed to have only a two-Test series.
August 12-16: West Indies vs Pakistan, First Test, Jamaica
August 20-24: West Indies vs Pakistan, Second Test, Jamaica
Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh, 2021
After the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan will visit Bangladesh to play a two-Test series against the home team. The series is likely to take place in November 2021.
Australia tour of Pakistan, 2022
The Australian cricket team will play an away Test series against Pakistan in the first quarter of 2022. The series will comprise three Tests, with either Pakistan or the United Arab Emirates playing host to the fixtures.
Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2022
Babar Azam’s men will play their final away series under the new WTC cycle against Sri Lanka in July and August 2022. Like the series against Bangladesh and West Indies, the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Test series will also consist of two matches.
New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2022
World Test Champions New Zealand will play two Tests against Pakistan in November 2022.
England tour of Pakistan, 2022
The England cricket team led by Joe Root will travel to Asia to compete in a three-Test series against Pakistan. If Babar Azam’s men perform well in the home series against England, New Zealand, and Australia, they will be the favorites to qualify for the summit clash.