PCB Announced Schedule of New Zealand tour to Pakistan 2022-23. For the multi-format series, New Zealand will visit Pakistan. Following Australia and England, the Black Caps are the third prominent team to visit Pakistan recently.
New Zealand is ready to visit Pakistan two times within the Schedule of 5 weeks for the multi-format series. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday (October 9).
New Zealand is going to play 2 Tests within the first leg of the trip together with the ICC World Test Championship, Which will be held in Karachi and Multan . The action moves to Karachi on Jan 11, 13 and 15 for three ODIs which happen to be part of the ICC Super League.
In April and May, New Zealand is going to go back to Pakistan again to play five more ODIs and T20Is in the 2nd leg of the tour. The first four T20Is are going to be played on April 13, 15, 16 & 19 in Karachi before the teams head to Lahore for the last and the 5th T20I.
After the T20I leg, both teams are going to face in the ODI leg, which isn’t part of the Super League. The first two matches will be in Lahore on April 26 and April 28. However, the final three ODIs will be in Rawalpindi on May 1, 4 along with seven.
Multan continues to have a memorable year. Following hosting three ODIs in May against the West Indies, they are going to play the second test between England and Pakistan (9-13 December). Prior to hosting the second test between New Zealand and Pakistan. Multan also has been declared as one of the 4 locations for the HBL Pakistan Super League from 9 February to 19 March.
source: PCB via Instagram
Zakir Khan Director Domestic Cricket PCB :
“We had promised our enthusiastic fans that we would deliver top – quality domestic cricket in 2022,” he said. As part of that commitment, today’s announcement of New Zealand’s two – day visit to Pakistan was made.
“New Zealand is among the best performing teams and the more we are going to play in our backyard against the top teams. The better we will become as a team, and that is essential to our objective of placing within the top three across all formats,”. The New Zealand matches will also provide opportunities to our youngsters to continue to watch and follow their favourite players in action, something they have missed when we were forced to play our international cricket offshore.
“Three Tests against England, followed by two Tests against New Zealand more than six weeks, will provide us an opportunity to improve our claims for a spot in the ICC World Test Championship final,”. The 8 ODIs can help us to get ready for September’s Asia Cup and October’s 50 over ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. As a result, the contest with New Zealand is going to be not only in the top drawer but will have context, making it something to watch out for.
New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White:
“our players can not wait to arrive and savor the experience of playing in Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore places that have a great cricket heritage,” .
“The recent tours of England and Australia have left us in no doubt about the quality of the Pakistan team in the extent and all formats of the challenge that awaits us,” .
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson expresses excitement at his team’s upcoming tours of Pakistan
💬 "Pretty special to play back in Pakistan"
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— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 10, 2022
Schedule for New Zealand tour to Pakistan:
- December 27-31 – 1st Test Karachi
- January 4-8 – 2nd Test Multan
- January 11 – 1st ODI Karachi
- January 13 – 2nd ODI Karachi
- January 15 – 3rd ODI Karachi
- April 13 – 1st T20I Karachi
- April 15 – 2nd T20I Karachi
- April 16 – 3rd T20I Karachi
- April 19 – 4th T20I Karachi
- April 23 – 5th T20I Lahore
- April 26 – 1st ODI Lahore
- April 28 – 2nd ODI Lahore
- May 1 – 3rd ODI Rawalpindi
- May 4 – 4th ODI Rawalpindi
- May 7 – 5th ODI Rawalpindi