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Pak & Bangladesh A Teams Confirmed for NT’s Top End T20 Series in Darwin


Pak & Bangladesh A Teams Confirmed for NT’s Top End T20 Series in Darwin. Asian powerhouses Pakistan and Bangladesh will both field representative teams in the upcoming Top End T20 Series in Darwin. The T20 series is set to take place from August 9 to 18 across various venues in Darwin. With nine teams participating, including host NT cricket and powerhouses from the Big Bash teams, such as the Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Tasmania, Adelaide Strikers, and ACT Comets.

Exciting Line-Up

Gavin Dovey, NT Cricket CEO, expressed his excitement about the event: “We’re thrilled the Top End T20 Series will expand this year and continue to bring the best emerging domestic and international talent to the Northern Territory. To have two cricket powerhouses in Pakistan and Bangladesh now participating alongside half of the Big Bash League Franchises is a testament to the potential of winter cricket in the Territory.”

International Participation

Usman Wahla, PCB Director of International Cricket, expressed gratitude for the opportunity: “I am grateful to Northern Territory for inviting the Pakistan Shaheens for the second consecutive year. Last year, the players had a memorable experience and enjoyed playing and performing in excellent playing conditions, in front of enthusiastic cricket fans.”

Naimur Rahman, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s High Performance Unit Chairman, added, “We extend our heartfelt thanks to Northern Territory Cricket and Cricket Australia for inviting the BCB High Performance team to the prestigious Top End Series. This opportunity will undoubtedly provide invaluable experience to our players, exposing them to a high standard of competition.”

Action-Packed Schedule

The series will feature 30 action-packed T20 matches over 10 days, culminating in a Finals Day on August 18. Teams will compete in a round-robin format, each playing six fixtures. Broadcast information and team line-ups will be revealed shortly, promising to deliver a cricketing spectacle for fans.

2024 Top End T20 Fixture

Friday, August 9
6:00pm: Northern Territory vs. Perth Scorchers | DXC Arena
Saturday, August 10
10:00am: Melbourne Renegades vs. Melbourne Stars | DXC Arena
3:00pm: Perth Scorchers vs. Pakistan Shaheens | DXC Arena
6:00pm: Tasmania vs. Adelaide Strikers | TIO Stadium
Sunday, August 11
10:00am: Bangladesh HP vs. Melbourne Renegades | Gardens Oval
1:00pm: Adelaide Strikers vs. Northern Territory | Gerry Wood Oval
3:00pm: Pakistan Shaheens vs. Melbourne Stars | Gardens Oval
Monday, August 12
10:00am: Tasmania vs. Northern Territory | TIO Stadium
2:00pm: Perth Scorchers vs. ACT Comets | DXC Arena
6:00pm: Tasmania vs. Bangladesh HP | TIO Stadium
Tuesday, August 13
10:00am: Melbourne Stars vs. Adelaide Strikers | Cazaly’s Arena
1:00pm: Northern Territory vs. Melbourne Renegades | DXC Arena
3:00pm: Melbourne Stars vs. ACT Comets | Cazaly’s Arena
6:00pm: Tasmania vs. Pakistan Shaheens | DXC Arena
Wednesday, August 14
10:00am: Melbourne Renegades vs. Perth Scorchers | Cazaly’s Arena
1:00pm: Adelaide Strikers vs. Bangladesh HP | DXC Arena
3:00pm: Melbourne Renegades vs. Tasmania | Cazaly’s Arena
6:00pm: Northern Territory vs. Melbourne Stars | DXC Arena
Thursday, August 15
1:00pm: ACT Comets vs. Bangladesh HP | TIO Stadium
3:00pm: Perth Scorchers vs. Adelaide Strikers | Gardens Oval
6:00pm: Melbourne Renegades vs. Pakistan Shaheens | TIO Stadium
Friday, August 16
10:00am: Tasmania vs. Melbourne Stars | TIO Stadium
2:00pm: ACT Comets vs. Northern Territory | Gardens Oval
6:00pm: Pakistan Shaheens vs. Bangladesh HP | TIO Stadium
Saturday, August 17
10:00am: ACT Comets vs. Adelaide Strikers | DXC Arena
2:00pm: Bangladesh HP vs. Perth Scorchers | TIO Stadium
6:00pm: ACT Comets vs. Pakistan Shaheens | DXC Arena
Sunday, August 18
10:00am: Semi-Final 1 | DXC Arena
10:00am: Semi-Final 2 | TIO Stadium
4:00pm: Final | DXC Arena

The 2024 Top End T20 Series promises to be a thrilling event, showcasing top talent from around the world and providing fans with an exciting display of cricket in the heart of Northern Territory.

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