New Zealand will play 15 caps in two tours of Pakistan next year after the 2021 debacle

New Zealand will play 15 caps in two tours of Pakistan next year after the 2021 debacle

New Zealand are set to play away games in all formats of the sport against Pakistan next year after the hosts announced the schedule of two Tests, eight ODIs and five T20Is. The Kiwis had also visited Pakistan in 2021 before suddenly leaving the tour ahead of the first ODI.

Pakistan Cricket announced on Monday that New Zealand will visit them twice over the next year to play matches in all three formats. The first tour in December-January will comprise two tests, three ODIs and four T20Is, followed by five ODIs and a single T20I in April-May. This will be the first time the Black Caps have played in Pakistan since 2003/04 when they suffered a 5-0 shutout in an ODI series against the Men in Green.

The first test is scheduled to be held in Karachi from December 27 this year. The two sides will then travel to Multan for the second match starting on January 4, and the match will be their first test meeting at the venue in 33 years. Both parties will be part of the CPI World Test Championship and will be followed by the rivals making a trip back to Karachi for all the remaining games on the tour.

The second tour will exclusively feature white ball matches in Rawalpindi and Lahore and, unlike the first leg, is not part of the Future Tours program as it is meant to cover up abandoned games in 2021. The Black Caps were scheduled to play . three ODIs and five T20Is in September last year, but doubts were raised when the two teams failed to show up at the stadium before the first ODI. The visitors had subsequently announced that they would return home without playing a match due to security concerns.

“We had promised our passionate fans that we will deliver high quality local international cricket in 2022. Today’s announcement of New Zealand’s double visit to Pakistan is part of that commitment,” said Zakir Khan, Director of International Cricket at the Board. of Pakistan Cricket after the announcement. .

“New Zealand are one of the high performing teams and the more we play against the best teams in our backyard, the better we will be as a unit, which is crucial to our goal of being in the top three in all formats. The New Zealand matches will also provide opportunities for our youngsters to continue to see and follow their favorite players in action, something they missed out on when we were forced to play our international cricket on the high seas.”

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