(Video) Rawalpindi to host tour-opening Test against Australia

Pakistan

Aryan Surana

Cricket Australia has confirmed that the men's team will travel to Pakistan for the first time in 24 years and will face the hosts in three Tests, three ODIs and a solitary T20I on their tour starting March 4. The updated itinerary will see Rawalpindi stage the tour-opening first Test, while Karachi will now host the second Test from March 12. The schedule was revised to alleviate logistical and operational burdens as well as to avoid Pakistan Day rehearsals, which usually kick off in Islamabad in the second week of March.