As the men’s cricket teams of Pakistan and Australia prepare in Rawalpindi for the historic Test series that begins March 4, concerns have been raised over the possibility of rain interrupting the much-awaited matches.
The home team has been practicing hard over the last three days, while Australia began their preparations for the Test series opener.
Meanwhile, the weather is expected to have a significant impact on the opening Test between Pakistan and Australia. For the first two days of the five-day match, the forecast is clear but mild to moderate showers are likely on the final three days.
Pakistan hosted their first Test in Rawalpindi in ten years in 2019 against Sri Lanka. Three days of the Test match were ruined by rain, with matches only possible on days one and five.
Australia will face Pakistan in three Tests, three One-Day Internationals, and a Twenty20 International. Rawalpindi will host the opening Test and first white-ball leg of the series, while Karachi and Lahore will host the second and third Tests, respectively.
- 4-8 March – 1st Test, Rawalpindi
- 12-16 March – 2nd Test, Karachi
- 21-25 March – 3rd Test, Lahore
- 29 March – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
- 31 March – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 2 April – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 5 April – one-off T20I, Rawalpindi