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Pakistan batter Shan Masood to play T20 match against India in July this year

Shan Masood, Indian Cricket Team

Pakistan batter Shan Masood will play for Derbyshire in a T20 game against India in July this year. The Indian team will travel to England for the rescheduled Test match of the five-match series, which was postponed due to COVID-19 cases in the team last year, three T20Is and as many ODIs. Currently, India is leading the series 2-1. The tour will commence with the Test match that will be clashing with the T20 warm-up between the visitors and Derbyshire, which will be played on July 1. The Test match will be played from July 1 to 5 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. 

Meanwhile, Masood, who has featured for his country in 25 Tests and five ODIs, will play for Derby at the Incona County Ground. On the other hand, former Sri Lanka pacer, Suranga Lakmal will also play in the game.

Lakmal retired from the international cricket after the two-match Test series against India in the latter’s backyard.

“India will travel to The Incora County Ground to face Derbyshire in a Twenty20 Tour Fixture on Friday 1 July,” Derbyshire shared in a press release.

“The number-one ranked T20 side in the world will continue their ICC Twenty20 World Cup preparations against a Derbyshire side, which includes the likes of Pakistan international, Shan Masood, and former Sri Lanka fast bowler, Suranga Lakmal,” it added.

After the game against Derby, the Men in Blue will play another T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire on July 3. Meanwhile, before playing against England, the 2007 20-20 World Cup winners will play a two-match T20I series in Ireland. The matches will be played on June 26 and June 28 respectively in Dublin. Talking about the white-ball series in England, India will play the three-match T20I series after the Test match.

The matches will be played on July 7, 9, and 10. The series will conclude with the ODI series, with matches to be played on July 12, 14, and 17.


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