New Zealand announce Pakistan tour set to play 2 Tests, 8 ODIs and 5 T20Is
Pakistan and New Zealand are currently involved in a tri-series alongside Bangladesh (PC: Twitter)
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the schedule for New Zealand's dual tour of Pakistan, which will take over two legs.
The Kiwis will play two Tests as part of the ICC World Test Championship, with three One-Day Internationals (ODI) falling under the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures between December 27 and January 15, 2023. They will again travel to Pakistan in April to feature in 5 T20Is and as many ODIs.
The first leg will see two Tests — Karachi and Multan — take place on December 27 and January 4, respectively. This will be the first Test for the Black Caps in Karachi since 1990.
The three ODIs will be held in Karachi as well.
The second leg of the proposed tour will start with four T20Is beginning on April 13 in Karachi, while the final T20I will be held at Lahore.
Lahore will also host the first two ODIs from April 23, with the final three matches of the series taking place at Rawalpindi between May 1 and 7.
"New Zealand is one of the high-performing sides and the more we will play against the top teams in our backyard, the better we will get as a unit, which is crucial to our objective of featuring inside the top-three across all formats,"
Both Pakistan and New Zealand are currently engaged in a T20I tri-nation series involving Bangladesh as well, ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
It might be recalled that the Black Caps called-off their 2021 tour of Pakistan, with the start of the ODI series just hours away citing security concerns.
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