Pakistan cricket team jets off to England

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LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team on Monday night departed for England to participate in a bilateral series against the host next month.

The series is followed by the ICC Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to start from May 30.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took to Twitter to announce their departure.

The Sarfraz-led squad jetted off from Lahore in the early hours of Tuesday. It will play three warm-up matches before taking on host England in one T20 and five ODI matches.

Earlier, Sarfaraz, while addressing a presser in Lahore said that he would “prefer his side to go into the tournament under the radar”.

When asked about the forthcoming high voltage match against India on June 26, the skipper asserted that the game is “important like all other matches”.

Recalling the 2017 Champion Trophy match when Pakistan defeated its arch-rival with a wide margin of 180 runs, the wicket-keeper-skipper said that his team will have the advantage of that triumph.