LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday launched the schedule of much-awaited New Zealand’s tour to Pakistan.
Will probably be the primary tour of New Zealand’s cricket crew to Pakistan in 18 years, with the primary ODI match slated to happen on September 17 at Rawalpindi. The Black Caps final visited Pakistan in November 2003.
In response to the PCB, New Zealand will play three ODIs and 5 T20Is in the course of the go to. The three ODIs might be a part of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League ODIs, confirmed each boards.
Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium would be the venue of the 17, 19 and 21 September ODIs, whereas the enduring Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will stage the 5 T20Is from September 25 to October 3, as per the PCB’s press launch.
Pakistan and New Zealand will each have excessive stakes within the T20I sequence as each groups might be seeking to seize the third spot within the ICC T20I Workforce Rankings.
New Zealand, the ICC World Check Championship winners, will return to Pakistan subsequent yr to play Check matches.
Expressed his pleasure on the Kiwis touring Pakistan for the primary time in additional than a decade-and-a-half, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief David mentioned, “We’re very a lot trying ahead to returning to Pakistan for the beginning of their dwelling worldwide season.”
“New Zealand was the primary nation exterior India to tour Pakistan and we share an in depth relationship with the PCB. It’s nice that, after such a troublesome time for Pakistan, worldwide cricket is once more being performed within the nation,” he added.
Pak vs NZ: Collection schedule
11 Sep – Arrival in Islamabad
12-14 Sep – Room isolation
15-16 Sep – Coaching/follow/intra-squad match
17 Sep – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
19 Sep – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
21 Sep – third ODI, Rawalpindi
25 Sep – 1st T20I, Lahore
26 Sep – 2nd T20I, Lahore
29 Sep – third T20I, Lahore
1 Oct – 4th T20I, Lahore
Three Oct – fifth T20I, Lahore