New Zealand announced a dual tour of Pakistan in 2023, confirmed by PCB on Monday

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Zakir Khan says three Tests against England followed by two Tests versus New Zealand over six weeks will give us a chance to strengthen our claims for a place in the ICC World Test Championship final

New Zealand will visit Pakistan twice in the space of five months, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday (October 9) and as a result, New Zealand will turn into the third high-profile team to visit Pakistan in recent times, following Australia and England.

New Zealand will visit Pakistan twice in the space of five months, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday (October 9). As a result, New Zealand will turn into the third high-profile team to visit Pakistan in recent times, following Australia and England.

In the first leg of the tour, the two teams will play two Tests and three ODIs. The two Tests are a part of the World Test Championship while the ODIs will fall under the Super League. 

The first Test will start on December 27 in Karachi and the second will be held in Multan from January 4. These two Tests will be New Zealand’s first in Pakistan since May 2002.

The two teams will again return to Karachi for the three ODIs planned to be held on January 11, 13, and 15. With the Pakistan Super League set to be held from February 9 to March 19, New Zealand will return in April for the second leg. 

The teams will play four T20Is in Karachi on April 13, 15, 16, and 19 before moving to Lahore for the final T20I on April 23. Lahore will also host them for two ODIs on April 26 and 28 with the last three ODIs scheduled to be held on May 1, 4, and 7 in Rawalpindi.

“New Zealand is one of the high-performing sides and the more we will play against the top teams in our backyard, the better we will get as a unit, which is crucial to our objective of featuring inside the top three across all formats,”  

Zakir Khan, PCB Director – International Cricket said.

“Three Tests against England followed by two Tests versus New Zealand over six weeks will give us a chance to strengthen our claims for a place in the ICC World Test Championship final. The eight ODIs will help us to prepare for September’s Asia Cup and October’s 50-over ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.”

Schedule

DateMatchVenue
Dec 27-311st TestKarachi
Jan 4-82nd TestMultan
Jan 111st ODIKarachi
Jan 132nd ODIKarachi
Jan 153rd ODIKarachi
Apr 131st T20IKarachi
Apr 152nd T20IKarachi
Apr 163rd T20IKarachi
Apr 194th T20IKarachi
Apr 235th T20ILahore
Apr 261st ODILahore
Apr 282nd ODILahore
May 13rd ODIRawalpindi
May 44th ODIRawalpindi
May 75th ODIRawalpindi

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