PCB & NZC have agreed to play another bilateral series in Pakistan, comprised of five T20Is & five ODIs between both nations. Team New Zealand had just recently toured Pakistan in last Dec/Jan where they defeated Pakistan in ODI series while the test series was drawn. It is an alarming situation for Pakistan because they are consistently losing home series and this trend is becoming very frustrating to more than 220 Million passionate cricket fans in Pakistan. But the change of Chairman & management, PSL 2023, and a bilateral series against Afghanistan would bring out-of-form players to regain their form and fitness.
NZ Tour of Pakistan 2023 Schedule
New Zealand Cricket Board had committed to play additional matches after the 2021 security saga for which team New Zealand departed from Pakistan without playing any game which caused a severe backlash in Pakistan and many other international cricket experts and journalists also raised their concerns. However, after this saga, both cricket boards conducted different meetings and agreed to play additional games in 2023 for which the 2nd part of the tour is all set to happen. The complete New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 schedule is as follows.
|Apr 14||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20I||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||19:30 local | 14:30 GMT|
|Apr 15||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||19:30 local | 14:30 GMT|
|Apr 17||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||19:30 local | 14:30 GMT|
|Apr 20||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th T20I||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||19:30 local | 14:30 GMT|
|Apr 24||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th T20I||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||19:30 local | 14:30 GMT|
|Apr 27||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||14:30 local | 09:30 GMT|
|Apr 29||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||14:30 local | 09:30 GMT|
|May 3||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI||National Stadium Karachi||14:30 local | 09:30 GMT|
|May 5||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI||National Stadium Karachi||14:30 local | 09:30 GMT|
|Sun May 7||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI||National Stadium Karachi||14:30 local | 09:30 GMT|
New Zealand Cricket Board agreed to this tour after the successful completion of the bilateral series against Australia & England as well as the last edition of the Pakistan Super League. It is a refreshing sight to see PCB again able to host their home games in Pakistan without having to rely on a rented home like UAE.
NZvPAK 2023 Live Streaming Partners
Like the last series between both countries, this New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 will also be broadcasted all around the world with fantastic leading sports broadcasters on board to provide linear and digital broadcasting to users in HD & Ultra HD quality.
Cricket fans from Pakistan will be able to watch NZvPAK 2023 live streaming and NZvPAK 2023 live TV channel on PTV Sports & A Sports HD, both of these channels have broad reach to all the rural & urban areas of Pakistan.
Sky Sports NZ has earned the official broadcasting rights in New Zealand for both linear & digital. This bilateral series will be live on Sky Sports NZ channels from 1 to 4 while cricket fans also download the official Sky Cricket app to enjoy uninterrupted live coverage of the whole series.
Sony Sports Network has the official NZvPAK 2023 live-streaming coverage rights in India as well as other parts of the sub-continent. SonyLiv application is by far the most convenient application to enjoy this competitive New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023. Below is the list of complete New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 TV channels & live streaming partners.
|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|
|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 for some reason, you are not able to watch the New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 live coverage on the above official broadcasters than you can also watch this entire series on free websites like WebCric, TouchCric or CricHD who will have the live match banner on their homepage few hours before the official start of play on which one can click and instantly enjoy the NZvPAK 2023 live streaming on your favorite smartphones.
Team Squads for New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023
The official announcement related to the team squads for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 has not been made yet from both cricket boards but as per different media sources, below are the tentative team squads for NZ tour of Pakistan 2023. We will update team squads if there are any changes once an official announcement takes place.
New Zealand T20I Squad
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
Pakistan T20I Squad
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood.
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 (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan, and Usama Mir
Team New Zealand will be feeling great after defeating Pakistan in the ODI series in January 2023 and they will surely want to win another ODI series which they couldn’t do in NZ tour of India 2023 to boost their preparations for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India which will have similar pitches like those available in Pakistan.
New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 Series Prediction
Team Pakistan will have a slight edge over New Zealand in these upcoming T20I & ODI series because of the fact that their Champions bowlers Shaheen Shah, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf & Naseem Shah all will be fit and ready to go which they missed in the last series. Iftikhar Ahmed will further strengthen the late middle order due to his fantastic hitting ability as well as his very useful off-spin bowling.
Pakistan has had a poor run in the home series for the last 14 months but the cricket odds are with team Pakistan to get back to winning ways and beat NZ at home just like team India did very recently. As per the experts, Pakistan is the favorite to win the T20I series by 4-1 and win the ODI series by 3-2. Let us know your thoughts below who you think will win both of these bilateral series.