Back in September 2021, Team New Zealand reached Pakistan to play the bilateral series but due to security concerns, they abruptly abandoned the tour which sent many shock waves within Pakistan. Now, after more than a year team New Zealand is back again in Pakistan to play the Test and ODI series with their full-strength squads. The New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23 will start on the 26th of December 2022 and will be played till the 13th of January 2023.
NZ Tour of Pakistan 2022/23 Schedule
PCB and NZC after months and months of consultation finally agreed to schedule the test series along with the ODI series related to the New Zealand tour of Pakistan. Due to the busy International calendar of both Pakistan and New Zealand, it was tough to schedule a series that will not clash with IPL or PSL. Below is the official New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23 fixtures announced by the PCB.
|Dec 26, Mon – Dec 30, Fri||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test||National Bank Cricket Arena||05:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Jan 02, Mon – Jan 06, Fri||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan||05:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Jan 09, Mon||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI||National Bank Cricket Arena||09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL|
|Jan 11, Wed||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI||National Bank Cricket Arena||09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL|
|Jan 13, Fri||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI||National Bank Cricket Arena||09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL|
It was earlier expected that PCB will schedule New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23 on three different venues just like England but due to Winter there is a huge sum of fog available in Lahore which forced PCB to schedule the entire ODI series in Karachi.
Team Squads for NZ tour of PAK 2022/23
Team squads for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan have been announced by both the cricket boards while Pakistan being the home country will announce its ODI team squad for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan after the conclusion of the test series. We might see some test squad players make it to the ODI series as well which might be the reason to delay the announcement.
New Zealand ODI Squad
Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Pakistan ODI Squad
Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Salman Agha, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Tayyab Tahir, Usama Mir
Chief Selector Shahid Afridi, has made some bold calls for the ODI squad as Haris Sohail & Fakhar Zaman making a comeback with three debutants also named in the squad who are Tayyab Tahir, legspinner Usama Mir, and middle-order batter Kamran Ghulam. Many fans are not happy to exclude Mohammad Haris & Iftikhar Ahmed from the ODI squads.
New Zealand Test Squad
Tim Southee (c), Tom Latham (vc), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young
Pakistan Test Squad
Babar Azam (capt), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, and Zahid Mehmood.
Kane Williamson just before coming to Pakistan has announced to leave the test captaincy so in this series, Tim Southee will be taking over the responsibility of a leader. Kane might have taken this decision to focus more on the limited format because of the ICC ODI World Cup Scheduled in 2023. This tour of Pakistan will also provide a good opportunity for the kiwis to understand more about the sub-continent conditions which will be very similar to what is going to be available in India for the World Cup.
Pakistan Test Squad has seen some changes which played against England. Faheem Ashraf & Mohammad Ali have been left out while Azhar Ali took retirement and Haris Rauf was injured. Kamran Ghulam might play as a debutant against the Kiwis with Hasan Ali making a comeback who is by far the best reverse swing bowler Pakistan got.
NZ vs Pak 2022/23 Live Streaming
Cricket fans from all around the world are super excited about the New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23 because it carries significant importance interms of the World Test Championship as well as the 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. To watch live cricket match Pakistan New Zealand there are many great options worldwide as this series is going to be broadcasted on all of your favorite sporting channels. NZ vs Pak test match live streaming will be available on Sky Sports NZ for cricket fans in New Zealand while A Sports HD and PTV Sports will provide coverage of the test match Pakistan live for cricket fans in Pakistan. Below are the official broadcasters for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23.
|Country||Live Telecast / Live Streaming||Channel Name|
|India||Live Telecast on TV||Sony Sports Network|
|India||Live Streaming||SonyLiv App|
|Pakistan||Live Telecast on TV||PTV Sports & A Sports|
|Pakistan||Live Streaming||ARYZAP & Daraz|
|New Zealand||Live Telecast on TV||Sky Sport NZ|
|USA & Canada||Live Telecast||Willow TV|
|England||Live Telecast on TV||Sky Sports Cricket|
|South Africa||Live Telecast on TV||Super Sports|
|Australia||Live Telecast on TV||Fox Sports|
If you are facing some issues to watch NZ vs Pak test match live streaming on your TV through cable operators then you can enjoy watching New Zealand tour of Pakistan live streaming on WebCric, TouchCric, or CricHD which will always have live servers available for this much-awaited series.
NZ tour of PAK 2022/23 Series Prediction
Pakistan has had an awful time in the recently concluded series against England where they were whitewashed by 3-0 with a poor display of batting and below-average bowling. Only the debutant Abrar Ahmed looked threatening with the ball but even so his lack of experience at this level had caused him to leak too many easy runs. Babar Azam didn’t play Sarfaraz Ahmed against England who was in better touch domestic which was heavily criticized by many cricket fans and journalists across Pakistan. However, against New Zealand, we might see some changes in the team squad of Pakistan because the new Chairman Mr. Najam Sethi has taken over as PCB Chairman by replacing Ramiz Raja who gave away some childish statements in the recent past about poor pitch creation, as well as Peshawar, being the red zone which didn’t go too well in Pakistan.
With all the above-mentioned problems, they are currently facing we believe New Zealand will defeat Pakistan in the test series and they also have an 80% chance of winning the ODI series as well because Shaheen & Haris Rauf might not be available to play the ODI series due to recent injury concerns. Tom Latham & Daryl Mitchell are expected to be the highest run scorers in the test series.