Pakistan vs New Zealand Schedule 2021 announced. New Zealand is set to break the ice and coming to Pakistan after 18 years.
It has been 18 years since New Zealand last toured Pakistan. On their first tour in 18 years, they will play three ODIs and five Twenty20s in the men’s Super League of the ICC.
There will be three ODIs throughout September at Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium, while five Twenty20 Internationals will be played in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium beginning 25 September and running through 3 October.
A chance to finish in the top three of the ICC T20I Team Rankings in Lahore will be up for grabs when the Rawalpindi one-day internationals count towards qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifiers.
It is expected that Pakistan will host test matches next year for the ICC World Test Championship winners.
In what promises to be a bumper season for local cricket fans and supporters, New Zealand will be the first team to visit Pakistan in 2021-22. In December, West Indies will play three ODIs and three T20Is in Karachi, following New Zealand’s tour. A full tour of Australia is scheduled for February/March 2022.
Wasim Khan, Chief Executive of PCB:
“Series against a top-ranked side like New Zealand will be a perfect start to a mouth-watering and highly-exciting home season of red and white-ball cricket. The 2019 World Cup finalists, who are also the World Test champions and ranked third in T20Is, will draw tremendous attraction and interest from the local fans, and will reinforce Pakistan’s status as a safe and secure country.
“I am pleased New Zealand Cricket has accepted our offer to play two additional Twenty20 Internationals. These will not only provide extra games to both the countries as part of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup preparations but will also allow New Zealand players to spend extra days in Pakistan, familiarise with our culture and enjoy our hospitality.
“With leading cricket playing countries resuming their tours to Pakistan in 2019, I remain confident and optimistic that the 2021-22 season starting with the series against New Zealand will prove to be a catalyst in rejuvenating our talented youngsters while attracting new fans to the game that has the most passionate following in the country.”
David White, Chief Executive of NZC:
“We’re very much looking forward to returning to Pakistan for the start of their home international season.
“New Zealand was the first country outside India to tour Pakistan and we share a close relationship with the PCB.
“It’s great that, after such a difficult time for Pakistan, international cricket is again being played in the country.”
New Zealand is presently on 30 points following three wins from three ODIs, while Pakistan has accumulated 40 points from nine one-day internationals. In October/November 2023, India will host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be played there. The seven best-ranked sides and the hosts will be directly invited.
Pakistan last toured New Zealand in November 2003 for five ODIs. Inzamam-ul-Haq’s 329 and Shoaib Akhtar’s six for 11 in the first innings helped set the stage for Pakistan’s innings and 324-run victory at the Gaddafi Stadium 16 years previously.
The 2009-10 and 2018-19 T20I series were won by Pakistan, respectively, by 2-0 and 3-0, while the 2014-15 series ended 1-1. The 2014-15 Test series was drawn at 1-1 and the 2018-19 Test series was won by New Zealand by 2-1.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Schedule
- 11 Sep – Arrival in Islamabad
- 12-14 Sep – Room isolation
- 15-16 Sep – Training/practice/intra-squad match
- 17 Sep – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
- 19 Sep – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 21 Sep – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 25 Sep – 1st T20I, Lahore
- 26 Sep – 2nd T20I, Lahore
- 29 Sep – 3rd T20I, Lahore
- 1 Oct – 4th T20I, Lahore
- 3 Oct – 5th T20I, Lahore
PAK vs NZ FAQ’s
When was the last time New Zealand visited Pakistan?
Pakistan last toured New Zealand in November 2003 for five ODIs.
When is New Zealand coming to Pakistan?
New Zealand visiting Pakistan on 11 September 2021.
Where are the matches between PAK vs NZ?
ODI matches will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium & T20’s will be at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore.
How Many Matches is NZ playing with Pakistan?
There are 3 ODIs and 5 T20I.
How can I watch Live Streaming of Pakistan vs New Zealand?
Official Pak vs NZ live streaming and live score details will be announced near their visit.