PAK vs NZ: Pakistan To Host New Zealand In 5 T20Is In April

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put everything in place to host New Zealand in a five-game Twenty20 (T20) series against New Zealand. The series is on schedule for April, as talks with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have been smooth so far.

When will the Pakistan – New Zealand T20I Series Hold?

The Pakistan – New Zealand T20I series is on schedule to hold between April 13 to April 24, 2024. Fans will expect a mammoth cricket spectacle between both top sides in preparation for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Pakistan and New Zealand are on schedule to feature in the international iteration of cricket’s fastest format later this year.

Where will Pakistan Host New Zealand in the T20I Series?

Pakistan will lock horns against New Zealand in Rawalpindi and Lahore. There will be no games on schedule between both teams at Karachi, one of Pakistan’s most-iconic cricket venues this year. The massive cricket series will see fans troop to these cities for some of cricket’s memorable action in T20Is.

Why is There No Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I Match in Karachi?

Karachi will host the Pakistan and West Indies female teams at the same time, so no game is on schedule in any major Karachi stadium. Lahore and Rawalpindi boast a huge cricket following, and fans will expect a memorable encounter between these sides.

How Did the Last Pakistan vs New Zealand Series End?

Pakistan lost the last T20I series involving both sides by a wide margin. New Zealand came away as 4 – 1 winners at the previous T20 international series between both countries.

Will New Zealand Field a Full-Strength Side for the T20I Series against Pakistan?

Pakistan will likely appear in the T20I series with a full-strength side against New Zealand. However, there is no confirmation from the Kiwis camp if New Zealand will field a full-strength team for this five-match series. The five-game series will coincide with India’s premier league season with many New Zealand top stars under contract with several top IPL franchises.

Current indications suggest that a second-tier New Zealand side may represent the Kiwis at the event this year.

Does Pakistan Have Any Other T20I Series Meet before the 2024 World Cup?

Pakistan has at least one more T20I series meeting against a top ICC side. The Falcons are on schedule to take on England away from home in a series of T20Is just before the next World Cup. The series will see Pakistan lock horns against England according to the schedule:

DateMatchSeriesVenue
May 22, 2024England vs Pakistan1st T20IHeadingley, Leeds
May 25, 2024England vs Pakistan2nd T20IEdgbaston, Birmingham
May 28, 2024England vs Pakistan3rd T20ISophia Gardens, Cardiff
May 30, 2024England vs Pakistan4th T20IThe Oval, London

Pakistan is also holding talks with Afghanistan for a T20I series before or after the World Cup.

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Full Squad

  • Openers – Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (W-K)
  • Middle-Order – Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmad, Aamer Jamal, Saim Ayub
  • Wicket-Keepers – Mohammad Rizwan & Mohammad Haris
  • All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
  • Spinners – Usama Mir
  • Pacers – Shaheen Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Group Stage Schedule

DateMatch DetailsVenue
Jun 06, 2024United States vs Pakistan, 11th Match, Group AGrand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
Jun 09, 2024India vs Pakistan, 19th Match, Group ANassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
Jun 11, 2024Pakistan vs Canada, 22nd Match, Group ANassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
Jun 16, 2024Pakistan vs Ireland, 36th Match, Group ACentral Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida

New Zealand T20 World Cup 2024 Full Squad

  • Openers – Devon Conway, Finn Allen
  • Middle-Order – Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Michell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman
  • Wicket-keepers – Devon Conway & Tim Seifert
  • All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham
  • Spinners – Ish Sodhi
  • Pacers – Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Tim Southee

New Zealand T20 World Cup 2024 Group Stage Schedule

DateMatch DetailsVenue
Jun 08, 2024New Zealand vs Afghanistan, 14th Match, Group CProvidence Stadium, Guyana
Jun 12, 2024West Indies vs New Zealand, 26th Match, Group CBrian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Jun 14, 2024New Zealand vs Uganda, 32nd Match, Group CBrian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Jun 17, 2024New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea, 39th Match, Group CBrian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad

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