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Good news for the Scottish cricket fans that its countrymen will play Pakistan in 2-T20I series in 2018. The games will be played at The Grange on June 12 and 13. This will be the first ever time that Scotland will host a Test-playing nation in a T20I match at home.

This series will come soon after Scotland host neighbours England in a one-off ODI on June 10. Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer sounded elated following the announcement and said he was looking forward to having Test-playing nations in their backyard.

“To have the opportunity to take on a hugely talented Pakistan team at home in two T20Is is wonderful news for both the players and our supporters. With these matches taking place in the same week that we host England in an ODI in Edinburgh, it gives us a great chance to show how far we have come as a group in both of these formats of the game,” Coetzer said, according to a report published in Cricbuzz.

Looking forward to the schedule, he said, “It also means that having defeated Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka this year we have another great chance to take some more full member scalps. As a squad we want to test ourselves against the world’s best and in Pakistan and England we have two of the current top sides in the world coming to Scotland next summer. Along with the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier taking place in 2018, the year is really starting to look like an exciting one for everyone involved in Scottish cricket.”

Scotland and Pakistan have played only one T20I against each other with the latter winning by 51 runs.