The cricketing board also released the dates of the five-match ODI series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan that will follow the T20I tri-series.
The T20I series will get underway on July 1 with the finals being held on July 8. Each of the three teams will play the others twice in a round-robin format before the best two sides advance to the summit showdown.
“Following months of negotiations, we are pleased to confirm we will be hosting a T20I triangular series involving Australia and Pakistan, followed by an ODI series against Pakistan,” Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Faisal Hasnain said.
Zimbabwe will host Australia and Pakistan in a T20I triangular series scheduled for July, with Pakistan staying behind for a five-match ODI series #TriSeries #ODI #ZIMvAUSvPAK @CricketAus @TheRealPCB @ICC
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) April 10, 2018
“Playing two of the game’s biggest teams will provide us with a very welcome litmus test as we forge ahead with our plans to develop a stronger Zimbabwe side capable of consistently competing and winning against the best,” he added.
The ODI series between the hosts and Pakistan will begin five days after the tri-series on July 13 with the final match taking place on July 22.
SCHEDULE FOR T20I TRI-SERIES
July 1, Sunday: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
July 2, Monday: Pakistan vs Australia
July 3, Tuesday: Australia vs Zimbabwe
July 4, Wednesday: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
July 5, Thursday: Pakistan vs Australia
July 6, Friday: Australia vs Zimbabwe
July 8, Sunday: Final
SCHEDULE FOR ZIMBABWE-PAKISTAN ODI SERIES
July 13, Friday: First ODI
July 16, Monday: Second ODI
July 18, Wednesday: Third ODI
July 20, Friday: Fourth ODI
July 22, Sunday: Fifth ODI
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