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New Zealand to play in Karachi, Multan, Lahore, and Rawalpindi

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New Zealand is all set to visit Pakistan after 19 years to play two Tests, eight ODIs, and five T20Is. New Zealand will be visiting the country twice in the space of five months to play. The Kiwis will be the third team to tour Pakistan in 2022 when they travel to South Asia in December after England and Australia.

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday that the first Test against New Zealand will start on December 27 in Karachi, with the second and final Test in Multan from January 4. These two Tests will be part of the ICC World Test Championship.

The team, New Zealand will return to Karachi to play three ODIs that are part of the ICC Super League on January 11, 13, and 15. New Zealand will then go back to Pakistan in April and May to play five more ODIs, which are not part of the Super League, and five T20Is. The first four T20Is will be played in Karachi on April 13, 15, 16, and 19, before the teams travel to Lahore for the fifth T20I and the first two ODIs on April 23, 26, and 28. The last three ODIs of the series are in Rawalpindi on May 1, 4, and 7.

Schedule For The New Zealand Tour Of Pakistan:

27-31 Dec – 1st Test, Karachi (ICC World Test Championship)

4-8 Jan – 2nd Test, Multan (ICC World Test Championship)

11 Jan – 1st ODI, Karachi (ICC Super League)

13 Jan – 2nd ODI, Karachi (ICC Super League)

15 Jan – 3rd ODI, Karachi (ICC Super League)

13 Apr – 1st T20I, Karachi

15 Apr – 2nd T20I, Karachi

16 Apr – 3rd T20I, Karachi

19 Apr – 4th T20I, Karachi

23 Apr – 5th T20I, Lahore

26 Apr – 1st ODI, Lahore

28 Apr – 2nd ODI, Lahore

1 May – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi

4 May – 4th ODI, Rawalpindi

7 May – 5th ODI, Rawalpindi

New Zealand last toured Pakistan in November 2003, and their return follows the tours of Australia and England to the country this year after a gap of 24 and 17 years respectively.

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