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Australia Vs Pakistan 2022 Test Cricket Tour - Itinerary

Australian Cricket Tours - Grand Trunk Road Distances Sign | Rawalpindi | Pakistan

Australia Vs Pakistan Test Cricket Tour 2022 - Itinerary

Confirmed Match Dates:
1st Test | Karachi | March 3 - 7
2nd Test | Rawalpindi | March 12 - 16
3rd Test | Lahore | March 21 - 25
1st ODI | Lahore | March 29
2nd ODI | Lahore | March 31
3rd ODI | Lahore | April 2
T20I | Lahore | April 5

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An 'Australia Test Cricket Tour Of Pakistan' has been long-awaited. We've not played in this stunning country since 1998, though we've tried often. 2002 was played in Sri Lanka and Sharjah. 2006 was deferred to 2008, then evenutally played in England in 2010. 2014 and 2018 were played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

We have had some amazing times in every place we have seen Australia win and lose against Pakistan but it was always 'not quite right'. We want to play 'IN' Pakistan and March 2022 will be our best chance for a long time. It could even be our last chance too, thus the desire to tour Pakistan 2022 has never been stronger.

It has been a few years since we were in Pakistan and therefore imperative to reacquaint ourselves with this stunning cricket world before we welcome you. We wouldn't be comfortable asking you to join us on tour anywhere that we were unfamiliar with. We'll visit Pakistan in January to learn, understand, and confirm everything we need to ensure your comfort, enjoyment, and importantly safety.

After the 3rd Test in Lahore, we've an amazing Hunza Valley Tour hosted by our good friend 'Lala', of Apricot Tours. When we visit in January, Lala will assist and update us with domestic travel, social tips, cultural sensitivities, and safety needs.

Our Australian Cricket Tour of Pakistan 2022 itinerary follows the schedule announced last November 9, 2021. This is subject to change and a Cricket Australia security assessment. We can't however sit about waiting for 'good news' thus we are ready to go and focussed on creating the best possible tour for you with what we know, now!

Australian Test Cricket Tour Of Pakistan 2022

Welcome To Karachi

Karachi is Pakistan's financial and industrial centre generating 20% of Pakistan's GDP, 1/3 of Pakistan's tax revenue, and 95% of Pakistan's foreign trade. It is home to Pakistan's busiest airport, and is Pakistan's most liberal, cosmopolitan, and indeed safest city.

Once the 6th most dangerous city for crime (2014), a giant lathi stick saw Karachi drop to 115th in 7 years. This has allowed the fashion, cafe & cuisine culture of Boat Basin and Zamzama to bloom for Pakistan's blue jeans & white t-shirt wearing starlets to sip triple espressos and dissect vegan muffins.

Karachi is a ripping city to experience socially, whilst not ignoring the centuries of cultural wonder away from the famed National Stadium where some of Pakistan's finest cricketers cut their teeth, whilst cutting the ball.

Australia Vs Pakistan 1998 saw Michael Slater skip down the wicket to smash the ball to Peshawar to bring up his century. Alas, he missed and was stumped for 96. He was so far down, he was halfway to the shower by the time the bails came off!

We have a grand 8-night tour of this giant city, with 3-nights before the 1st ball to allow you to relax by the pool and casually catch signature sights to begin your epic 5 week adventure.

Monday February 28

  • Arrive into Karachi
  • Our Driver Will Meet You At Jinnah International Airport And Transfer You To Our Hotel
  • Optional Visit To Jinnah Mausoleum | Clifton Beach | Air Force Museum
  • Welcome Drinks In Hotel

Tuesday March 1

  • Arrive into Karachi
  • Our Driver Will Meet You At Jinnah International Airport And Transfer You To Our Hotel
  • Optional Visit To Jinnah Mausoleum | Clifton Beach | Air Force Museum
  • Welcome Drinks In Hotel

Wednesday March 2

  • If You Arrive Today, Your Hotel Tour Still Includes The Nights Of Feb 28 and March 1
  • Our Driver Will Meet You At Jinnah International Airport And Transfer You To Our Hotel
  • Optional Visit Frere House | Mohatta Palace | Pakistan Maritime Museum
  • Pre-Test Match Dinner In Hotel When You Will Receive Your Match Tickets

Thursday March 3

  • Day 1 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs Pakistan
    • National Stadium, Karachi
    • Toss 0930am
    • First Ball 1000am
  • Transfer To/From The Stadium Included
  • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
  • Dinner Options To Be Suggested

Friday March 4

  • Day 2 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs Pakistan
    • National Stadium, Karachi
    • First Ball 1000am
    • The Weekend In Pakistan So The Ground 'Should' Be Packed
  • Transfer To/From The Stadium Included
  • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
  • Dinner Options To Be Suggested

Saturday March 5

  • Day 3 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs Pakistan
    • National Stadium, Karachi
    • First Ball 1000am
  • Transfer To/From The Stadium Included
  • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
  • Dinner Options To Be Suggested
  • If The Test Match Ends Today, We'll Organise Optional Sightseeing For Day 4 or 5

Sunday March 6

  • Day 4 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs Pakistan
    • National Stadium, Karachi
    • First Ball 1000am
  • Transfer To/From The Stadium Included
  • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
  • Dinner Options To Be Suggested
  • If The Test Match Ends Today, We'll Organise Optional Sightseeing For Day 5

Monday March 7

  • Day 5 – 1st Test
    • Australia vs Pakistan
    • National Stadium, Karachi
    • First Ball 1000am
  • Transfer To/From The Stadium Included
  • Post-Test Match Dinner At The Hotel

Tuesday March 8

  • Day Trip With Lunch
  • This Is Your Final Night In Karachi
  • Farewell Drinks In The Hotel

Wednesday March 9

  • If You Are Leaving The Tour Today, Check Out Of Hotel At A Time Appropriate To Your Flight
  • Transfer To Jinnah International Airport Is Included
  • If You Are Continuing With Us To The 2nd Test In Rawalpindi, Do Not Check Out Of The Hotel. You Have One More Night In Karachi
  • A Day By The Pool Or Visiting Karachi Sights As You Wish

 

The Pavliion Of The National Stadium | Karachi | Pakistan | Australian Cricket Tours

Welcome To Peshawar

**We are no longer hosting a tour to Peshawar as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province is on Australia's 'DO NOT TRAVEL list. Travel to any country or region on this list will void your travel insurance**

**If you booked to join us at 3-Tests and Peshawar, the cost of your tour and inclusions have been absorbed into additional nights in Karachi and Rawalpindi**

The capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Peshawar is one the Pakistan's 'must see' cities. This 'little gem' has a wealth of attraction, vibrancy, and labyrinth of bazaars.

Peshawar has been the first and last stop over the centuries for the caravans of commerce that travel through the famed Khyber Pass and Silk Road that ran between Istanbul and Kashgar, which created the bazaars we still have today. The maze through the old city is reason enough to visit Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan.

Browse the gold bazaar, then the onion bazaar, and then the gem bazaar, and the bucket bazaar, before continuing through the dental bazaar, tea bazaar, broom bazaar, cotton bazaar, silver bazaar, spice bazaar, meat bazaar, fish bazaar, carpet bazaar, and bizarre bazaar. If you want it, you'll get in Peshawar, including cricket world records for that matter.

It's impossible to forget the incredible Australia Vs Pakistan 2nd Test, 1998. Mark Taylor's Sir Donald Bradman equalling 334* is now so long ago it's seemingly just a myth of folklore and hearsay. We aren't playing at Arbab Niaz Stadium this time, and disappointingly we won't travel to Peshawar as we wanted to see this hallowed ground.

Perhaps Pakistan 2026 will give you the chance to travel the Khyber Pass and visit the Old City bazaars.

     

      Viewpoint Of The Switch-Back Road Through The Khyber Pass | Khyber Pahktunkwha | Peshawar | Pakistan | Australian Cricket Tours

      Welcome To Rawalpindi

      Known for its handicrafts and carpets, 'Pindi' is the place to go for unique shopping if you can't make it to Peshawar. The buzz of Raja, Kashmiri, Saddar, Sarafa, and Moti Bazaars, the throng of Adam Jee Rd, and meelee of the railway station is where we have always gravitated to in this low-key city at the base of the Margalla Hills, home to Murree, the name-sake town of Pakistan's Murree Brewery.

      In 1998 you could have Murree Lager or Murree Whisky. Now you have 12 beers, 12 whiskies, 9 gins, 8 vodkas, 2 rums and 1 brandy to whet your cricket whistle! If the 2nd Test at Pindi Cricket Ground 2022 is anything like Australia Vs Pakistan 1998, you'll do lots of whistling.

      Chasing Pakistan's 1st inning of 269, Man-of-the-Match Steve Waugh joined Michael Slater to put on 199 for the 4th wicket. Both scored centuries along with Darren Lehmann 98 and Ian Healy 82 to help Australia to 513 and an innings and 99 runs win. A few Murrees were enjoyed at the Australia High Commission's 'Coolabah Club' that night.

      Islamabad and Rawalpindi share Islamabad Intl. Airport, which is equal distance from these vastly opposing twin-cities. Islamabad a spacious, well-planned, purpose-built capital, Pindi a congested, frenetic mess. We only have 7 nights in Pindi, due to our trip to Peshawar after the 1st Test, and the want to spend more time in Lahore before the 3rd Test.

      Thursday March 10

      • Check Out Of Karachi Hotel By 11am For 1300pm Flight To Islamabad
      • Transfer To Karachi's Jinnah International Airport Is Included
      • If You Are Joining The Tour Today, Book Your Flight Into Islamabad Intl. Airport
      • Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer You To The Hotel
      • Welcome Drinks In Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Friday March 11

      • If You Are Joining The Tour Today, Book Your Flight Into Islamabad Intl. Airport
      • The Night Of March 10 Is Still Included In Your Tour
      • Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer You To The Hotel
      • Pre-Test Match Dinner At The Hotel Where You Will Receive Your Match Tickets

      Saturday March 12

      • Day 1 – 2nd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Pindi Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi
        • Toss 0930am
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Sunday March 13

      • Day 2 – 2nd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Pindi Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Monday March 14

      • Day 3 – 2nd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Pindi Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested
      • If The Test Match Ends Today, We'll Organise Optional Sightseeing For Day 4 or 5

      Tuesday March 15

      • Day 4 – 2nd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Pindi Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested
      • If The Test Match Ends Today, We'll Organise Optional Sightseeing For Day 5

      Wednesday March 16

      • Day 5 – 2nd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Pindi Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • Post-Test Match Dinner At Hotel

      Thursday March 17

      • Happy St Patrick's Day
      • Day Trip To Islamabad And Faisal Mosque
      • This Is Your Final Night In Rawalpindi

      The Main Pavilion Of Pindi Cricket Ground | Rawalpindi | Islamabad | Pakistan | Australian Cricket Tours

      Welcome To Lahore

      Though Peshawar is a 'must see' Pakistan city (when you are allowed to visit), it doesn't top Lahore, the 1000 year old capital of Punjab. This legacy of the Mughal Empire is Pakistan's cultural, intellectual, academic, & artistic centre, around which are stunning palaces, gardens, forts, monuments, and tombs. The historical and architectural attraction is why we arrive 3 nights before the 3rd Test at Gaddafi Stadium.

      As we leave the day after the Test for the 8-nights in the Hunza Valleywe have created enough time before the Test to tick the box of everything you should see in this grand city, especially Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque in the walled old city.

      A day in the old city will tire you for a relaxed night on Old Anarkali Food Street. If you want to indulge in classic Pakistani feasts and flavours, head to this lively and brightly street, just 2km from our hotel.

      Open from 10am, on your way to lunch in Food Street you pass the impressive High Court and GPO, legacies of British occupation. After lunch, Lahore Museum is just around the corner for another cultural fix. 2.5 days is enough to cover everything, though we are here first and foremost for the game at the bastion of Pakistan Cricket.

      Australia doesn't have fond memories of Gaddafi Stadium, losing to Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup 1996 final, but we hope to leave Pakistan after the 3rd Test with our first series win in 24years, and 2nd consecutive, in this mightily beautiful land.

      Friday March 18

      • Check Out Of Rawalpindi Hotel by 10am For Transfer To Lahore
      • If You Are Leaving The Tour Today, Check Out Of Rawalpindi Hotel by 12pm Or Time Appropriate To Your Departure Flight.
      • Return Transfer To Islamabad Airport Is Included
      • If You Arrive Today, Fly Into Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport. Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer You To Our Hotel
      • Optional Sightseeing: Lahore Fort | Badshahi Mosque | Shalamar Bagh
      • Welcome Drinks At Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Saturday March 19

      • If You Arrive Today, Fly Into Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport. Our Driver Will Meet And Transfer You To Our Hotel
      • The Night Of March 18 Is Still Included In Your Hotel Tour
      • Optional Sightseeing: Lahore Museum | Tomb Of Jahangir | Wazir Khan Mosque
      • Afternoon Day-Trip To Famed Wagah Border Closing Ceremony
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Sunday March 20

      • If You Arrive Today, Fly Into Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport. Our Driver Will Meet You And Transfer You To Our Hotel
      • The Nights Of March 18 & 19 Are Still Included In Your Hotel Tour
      • Optional Sightseeing
      • Pre-Test Match Dinner At The Hotel, Where You Will Receive Your Match Tickets

      Monday March 21

      • Day 1 – 3rd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
        • Toss 0930am
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Tuesday March 22

      • Day 2 – 3rd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested

      Wednesday March 23

      • Day 3 – 3rd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested
      • If The Test Match Ends Today, We'll Organise Optional Sightseeing For Day 4 or 5

      Thursday March 24

      • Day 4 – 3rd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
        • First Ball 1000am
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • After Play Celebration At The Hotel
      • Dinner Options Will Be Suggested
      • If The Test Match Ends Today, We'll Organise Optional Sightseeing For Day 5

      Friday March 25

      • Day 5 – 3rd Test
        • Australia vs Pakistan
        • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
        • First Ball 1000am
        • The Weekend In Pakistan So The Ground 'Should' Be Packed
      • Transfer To/From The Ground Included
      • Post-Test Match Dinner Party At Hotel
      • This Is Your Final Night In Lahore

      The Main Pavilion Of Gaddafi Stadium | Lahore | Punjab | Pakistan | Australian Cricket Tours

      Welcome To Hunza Valley

      Wednesday March 26

      • Check Out Of Lahore Hotel by 12pm Or Time Appropriate To Your Departure Flight
      • Return Airport Transfer To Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport Is Included
      • If You Are Joining Us In The Magnificent Hunza Valley, Our Departure Time Will Be Confirmed
      • Hunza Valley Itinerary

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