The Pakistan cricket team left for England from Lahore on Tuesday to play the hosts in a one-off T20I and a five-match ODI series ahead of the World Cup.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 22, 2019
The one-off T20I will be played on May 5 at Cardiff. The ODI series kicks off on May 8 at The Oval.
The former world champions will play three practice games before kicking off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies on May 30.
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has expressed his optimism of winning the World Cup.
“I want to win the World Cup like Imran Khan. Our preparations are complete,” Sarfaraz said. He added that Pakistan have an advantage over India as they have beaten the arch-rivals in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.
He assured the nation that the side will put in 100 per cent to win the competition.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan is suffering from Hepatitis C whereas Mohammad Amir’s inclusion in the World Cup side is subject to his performance in the series against England.