Zimbabwe will host Australia and Pakistan in a Twenty20 international (T20I) triangular series scheduled for July.
After the triangular series, Pakistan will stay behind for five one-day international (ODI) matches against Zimbabwe.
The triangular series will be played at Harare Sports Club in the capital, while Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club will host the ODI series.
“Following months of negotiations, we are pleased to confirm we will be hosting a T20I triangular series involving Australia and Pakistan, followed by an ODI series against Pakistan,” Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Faisal Hasnain said.
“Playing two of the game’s biggest teams will provide us with a very welcome litmus test as we forge ahead with our plans to develop a stronger Zimbabwe side capable of consistently competing and winning against the best,” he added.
Zimbabwe and Pakistan will get the T20I series underway on Sunday, 1 July, with Australia and Pakistan playing each other the following day.
Each team will play four matches in a round-robin format, with the top two sides meeting in the final pencilled in for Sunday, 8 July.
The five ODI matches between Zimbabwe and Pakistan are scheduled for 13, 16, 18, 20 and 22 July.
ZIMBABWE, AUSTRALIA AND PAKISTAN T20I TRI-SERIES SCHEDULE
|Thursday||28 June 2018||Australia and Pakistan arrive|
|Friday||29 June 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Saturday||30 June 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Sunday||1 July 2018||Zimbabwe vs Pakistan|
|Monday||2 July 2018||Pakistan vs Australia|
|Tuesday||3 July 2018||Australia vs Zimbabwe|
|Wednesday||4 July 2018||Zimbabwe vs Pakistan|
|Thursday||5 July 2018||Pakistan vs Australia|
|Friday||6 July 2018||Australia vs Zimbabwe|
|Saturday||7 July 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Sunday||8 July 2018||FINAL|
|Monday||9 July 2018||Australia depart Zimbabwe|
ZIMBABWE VERSUS PAKISTAN ODI SERIES SCHEDULE
|Friday||13 July 2018||First ODI|
|Saturday||14 July 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Sunday||15 July 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Monday||16 July 2018||Second ODI|
|Tuesday||17 July 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Wednesday||18 July 2018||Third ODI|
|Thursday||19 July 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Friday||20 July 2018||Fourth ODI|
|Saturday||21 July 2018||Rest/Practice|
|Sunday||22 July 2018||Fifth ODI|
|Monday||23 July 2018||Pakistan depart Zimbabwe|