New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2023
New Zealand will tour Pakistan for the bilateral series in April-May for 5 ODIs and 5 T20s. The series will start with the T20 in April and end with the ODI in May. It will be a crucial series for Pakistan because New Zealand canceled the series in 2021 due to security reasons. New Zealand is touring Pakistan for ODI and T20, and the ODI will not be part of the ICC World Cup Super League.
The FTP program was introduced by ICC for test-playing nations. All the teams need to play two bilateral series in 10 years, and they can increase the number of series via mutual decision. First, the trip is part of the FTP plan, while second will be the compensation for a canceled tour in 2021.
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About New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 – NZ vs PAK Cricket News
New Zealand will play 5 T20 and 5 ODI. New Zealand and Pakistan have already qualified for the world cup 2023. The ODI series is not part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. It is the compensation for the canceled limited-over tour in 2021.
Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the date for the upcoming bilateral series of Pakistan vs New Zealand. T20 will be the first series, and ODI will follow.
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|Event Name||New Zealand tour of Pakistan|
|Start Date||Apr - May 2023|
|Match||5 T20, 5 ODI|
The T20 series will start first, and 1st T20 will start on April 13 at National Stadium, Karachi. Second, Third, and Fourth T20 will be played on April 15, April 16, and April 19. The fifth and final T20 will be played on April 23 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Match timing for T20 will be 02:30 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL.
The ODI series will start second, and the 1st ODI will start on April 26 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The second ODI match will start on April 28 at the same venue. The third, Fourth, and Fifth ODI matches will be played on 1, 4, and 7 May at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. Match timing for ODI will be 09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL.
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NZ vs PAK Squad - Live New Zealand vs Pakistan News
Most Probable Squad:
Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood.
Tom Latham, Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young.
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NZ Tour of SL 2023 – Summary
The last ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played on 13 January 2023. New Zealand was on a tour of Pakistan, and the series was leveled at 1-1. New Zealand won the match by 2 wickets and won the ODI series in the subcontinent after a long time. Pakistan batted first and put 280 runs on the scoreboard. Opener Shan Masood got out on a duck while Fakhar Zaman scored a century. Mohammad Rizwan was the second-highest run-scorer and scored 77 runs, and Agha Salman was the third scorer and scored 45 runs. Tim Southee was the highest wicket-taker and took three wickets, and Lockie Ferguson was the second-highest wicket-taker and took two wickets. Ish Sodhi and Michael Bracewell shared one wicket each.
New Zealand came to chase, and their openers gave them a great start. Finn Allen got out on 43 runs. Devon Conway and Kane Williamson made a partnership after the first wicket. The New Zealand batter got the start but struggled to convert it into a big score. Glenn Phillips played a magnificent knock in the end and scored 63 runs in 42 balls. New Zealand won the match and series.
The last T20 match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played in the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022. Pakistan won the semi-final and made it to the final. The black Caps batted first and lost their wicket very early. Kane Williamson played a slow knock of 46 runs in 42 balls, and Daryl Mitchell played a crucial inning of 53 runs in the end. New Zealand scored 152-4 in 20 overs.
The Pakistani opener came to chase and made a crucial partnership of 105 runs. Babar Azama and Mohammad Rizwan scored half-centuries. Mohamad Haris played a crucial inning in the end, and Pakistan won the match by 153 runs.
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Pitch Report – PAK vs NZ Match News
The Indian subcontinent pitches favor spinners, and Pakistan has one of the best bowling attacks. New Zealand has many batters who play spin very well, Devon Conway and Kane Williamson are one of them. Black Caps will have a slight edge over Pakistan as they have won the previous series in Pakistan. In the last few months, Pakistan had lost a few matches on their home ground, and it is a big concern. They had taken heavy criticism from the excerpt due to the bad quality pitches.
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