Since 2012–2013, there hasn’t been a bilateral series between Pakistan and India. In 2012–2013, Pakistan visited India for an ODI and a T20I series, with the visiting team taking home a 2-1 victory in the ODI series and a tie in the T20I series. A Pakistan-India bilateral Test series will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which made the offer yesterday.
The last time these bitter rivals faced off in a Test series was in India in 2007–2008, with the host nation coming out on top 1-0. However, England’s informal request for the series was rejected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The likelihood of a bilateral series in the foreseeable future is “next to nil,” according to a report citing an insider with the Indian cricket governing body.
A four-nation series between Pakistan, India, England, and Australia have previously been proposed by PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, but the BCCI didn’t appear interested in the idea and rejected it. The United Kingdom, which has a sizable South Asian population, would see big crowds for the matches, which would also generate a lot of sponsorship and television viewers.
It is important to note that Pakistan and India played each other twice in Asia Cup games this year, with each team winning one of those games. On October 23, Pakistan and India will play each other once more in Australia at the T20 World Cup 2022.