England’s Autumn Test Tour of Pakistan 2024: Schedule & Venues

England and Pakistan cricket player shake hands after the Match

In an exciting announcement for cricket fans, England’s autumn Test tour of Pakistan has been confirmed. The team will play a three-match series in October 2024, with matches held in Multan, Karachi, and Rawalpindi. This tour marks another significant chapter in England’s cricketing journey in Pakistan.

A Glance at the Schedule

The first Test will commence in Multan on 7 October, shortly after the conclusion of England’s home summer, which wraps up with a white-ball series against Australia. The series continues with the second Test in Karachi from 15-19 October, and the tour concludes with the third Test in Rawalpindi from 24-28 October.

Full Schedule

7-11 October 2024 – First Test, Multan
15-19 October 2024 – Second Test, Karachi
24-28 October 2024 – Third Test, Rawalpindi

Historical Context and Recent Encounters

England last toured Pakistan for a Test series in 2022, securing a historic 3-0 series clean sweep, their first Test series victory in Pakistan for 17 years. This remarkable achievement came after a long hiatus following the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team by gunmen in Lahore, which raised significant security concerns.

Upcoming Challenges and Fixtures

The autumn tour is just one part of England’s busy schedule. Following the Pakistan series, England will play three more Tests against New Zealand in December. Additionally, the white-ball squad has tours in the Caribbean in November and India in early 2025, leading up to the Champions Trophy in Pakistan.