Pakistan will play three T20 internationals and two Tests against Bangladesh following the 2021 T20 World Cup in November for the first time in five years.

Pakistan’s first tour of cricketing rival Bangladesh in half a decade will kick off with white-ball cricket in Dhaka on November 19, 20 and 22.

The first Test will be hosted from November 26-30 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram before both the teams make their return to Dhaka for the second Test early December.

A bigger task at hand for both the teams is the 2021 T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates that will be happening through the months of October and November.

Pakistan has directly qualified for the Super 12 in the T20 World Cup but a tough fight awaits Bangladesh who will be put through the qualifying round in Oman starting October 17.

Meanwhile, Pakistan announced Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander as replacements for Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younis to coach the national team for the T20 World Cup this year.

“The Australian can bring some aggression into the team. He (Hayden) has experience of World Cups and was a world-class player himself. Having an Australian in the dressing room will be of great benefit for us,” said chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja.

Speaking of Philander, Raja said, “I know him well, he understands the nuances of bowling and he has a great record in Australia.”

This development of adding Hayden and Philander to the Pakistan think tank comes after the sudden resignations of Misbah and Waqar one month ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Earlier, the PCB announced that Misbah and Waqar have resigned and that former Pakistan Test players, Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq were named as interim coaches for the time being.