PCB unveils Big details of New Zealand’s 2 Tests, 8 ODIs and five T20Is in Pakistan

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PCB unveils Big details of New Zealand’s 2 Tests, 8 ODIs and five T20Is in Pakistan

Following England’s participation in seven T20Is in September/October and Australia’s complete series in March/April, New Zealand will be the third high-profile team to travel Pakistan this year. England will then make a comeback to play three Test matches in December.
“Three Tests against England followed by two Tests against New Zealand over six weeks would offer us the chance to bolster our credentials for a spot in the ICC World Test Championship final,” said Zakir Khan.
“The calibre of the Pakistan side across all forms, and the scope of the task that awaits us,” said David White, “have left us in no doubt following the previous trips from Australia and England.”
The media release is linked here in urdu.
Lahore, October 10, 2022 The twin trips of the New Zealand men’s cricket team to Pakistan have been announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Before returning for five T20Is and five ODIs from 13 April to 7 May, the BLACKCAPS will play two Tests as part of their defence of the ICC World Test Championship title and three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches.

Kane Williamson’s team will play tests in Multan (27–31 December) and Karachi (27–31 December) on the first phase of the Pakistan trip (4-8 January). On January 11, 13, and 15, they will return to Karachi for the three ICC Super League games.

In October 1990, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis shared 15 wickets between them, and Shoaib Mohammad scored 203 unbeaten. The Karachi Test will be New Zealand’s first in Pakistan since the May 2002 Test in Lahore, when Inzamam-ul-Haq scored a memorable 329 and Shoaib Akhtar recorded first innings figures of 8.2-4-11-6.

For Multan as well, it has been a momentous year. They will host three one-day internationals against the West Indies in May, the second Test match between Pakistan and England (9–13 December), and then the second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand. The HBL Pakistan Super League, which will take place from 9 February to 19 March, will have four sites, with Multan being one of them.

The fifth T20I and two ODIs will be played in Lahore (23, 26 and 28 April), while the last three ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi. New Zealand will start the second part of the Pakistan trip in Karachi with four T20Is (13, 15, 16, and 19 April) (1, 4 and 7 May).

Zakir Khan, Director of International Cricket for the PCB: “We had promised our ardent supporters that we would provide top-notch domestic international cricket in 2022. This commitment is shown in today’s announcement of New Zealand’s double visit to Pakistan.

“New Zealand is one of the high-performing teams, and the more matches we play in our own backyard against good teams, the better we will get as a team, which is essential to our goal of finishing in the top three across all forms. The New Zealand matches will also provide our young fans the chance to keep up with and support their favourite players, something they missed when we were forced to play our international cricket elsewhere.

“Over the next six weeks, we will have the opportunity to improve our case for a spot in the ICC World Test Championship final with three tests against England and two tests against New Zealand. The eight ODIs will aid in our preparation for the 50-over ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in October and the Asia Cup in September. As a result, the series versus New Zealand will be top-notch and contextual, making it something to watch out for.

The Blackcaps are eagerly anticipating the two visits, said to New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White. There is true respect between the two teams as well as the two boards, and New Zealand and Pakistan have a long history of playing international cricket together.

“I know our players are eager to get there and enjoy playing in areas like Karachi, Multan, Lahore, and Rawalpindi, which have a rich cricketing history.

“The calibre of the Pakistan side across all forms, and the scope of the challenge that confronts us, have left us in no doubt,” said England on a recent visit.

The 10 white-ball matches in April/May are to make up for the abandoned September 2021 visit, while the first leg of the tour, which consists of two Tests and three ODIs, is a part of the Future Tours Program.

On the ICC World Test Championship standings, New Zealand is now ranked eighth, while Pakistan is in fifth place. Pakistan and New Zealand are currently in fourth and sixth place in the ICC Super League, which serves as a qualifying event for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

In 2022, New Zealand will travel Pakistan as the third well-known cricket team.

Australia’s first tour of Pakistan in 24 years took place in March/April, during which time they competed in three Tests, three ODIs, and a T20I. England played seven T20 Internationals in Pakistan last month, their first trip there in 17 years. They will be back in late November in preparation for the tests in Rawalpindi, Multan, and Karachi in December.

Schedule of games (playing times will be announced closer to the games):

New Zealand vs. Pakistan

First Test, Karachi, Dec. 27–31 (ICC World Test Championship)

2nd Test, Multan, 4–8 January (ICC World Test Championship)

11 January: Karachi, first ODI (ICC Super League)

2nd ODI, Karachi, January 13. (ICC Super League)

3rd ODI, Karachi, January 15 (ICC Super League)

First T20I, Karachi, April 13

Second T20I, Karachi, April 15

3rd T20I, Karachi, 16 April

4th T20I, April 19, Karachi

23 April – Lahore, 5th T20I

1st ODI, Lahore, April 26

2nd ODI, Lahore, April 28

3rd ODI, May 1; Rawalpindi

4 May – Rawalpindi, 4th ODI

7 May: Rawalpindi, 5th ODI

England vs. Pakistan

Rawalpindi, 1-5 December: First Test (ICC World Test Championship)

2nd Test, Multan, 9-13 December (ICC World Test Championship)

3rd Test, Karachi, 17–21 December (ICC World Test Championship)