The dates of New Zealand’s “dual visits” to Pakistan were released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.From December 27 to January 15, the Blackcaps will compete in two Tests to defend their World Test Championship title and three World Cup Super League games.
On the first part of the tour, Kane Williamson’s team will play Test matches in Karachi from December 27 to 31 and in Multan from January 4 to 8. After that, the team will travel back to the port city to play three ICC Super League games from January 11 to January 15.
- Dec. 27–31, Karachi, first test (ICC World Test Championship)
- 2nd Test, January 4–8, Multan (ICC World Test Championship)
- Jan. 11: First One-Day International, Karachi (ICC Super League)
- Jan. 13: Second One-Day International, Karachi (ICC Super League)
- 3rd ODI, Karachi, Jan. 15 (ICC Super League)
- First T20I, Karachi, April 13
- 2nd T20I, Karachi, April 15
- Third T20I, Karachi, April 16
- 4th T20I, April 19, Karachi
- 5th T20I, Lahore, April 23
- First One-Day International (ODI): April 26
- Second ODI: April 28
- Third ODI: May 1
- Fourth ODI: May 4
- Fifth ODI: May 7
Since October 1990, New Zealand hasn’t played a test match in Karachi.
Five T20Is and as many ODIs will be played during the second part of the tour. Four T20Is will be played in Karachi from April 13 to April 19, while one T20I and two ODIS will be held in Lahore from April 23 to April 28.
It’s interesting to note that the Black Caps will end the second part of their tour in the same location as when they unexpectedly cancelled the first leg due to a “security concern” earlier this year.