PAK vs NZ 2022
PAK vs NZ 2022. Image Credits: PCB

Last Update on: December 25th, 2022 at 05:10 pm

PAK vs NZ Test 2022 Squad, Schedule, Match, Series, Squad 2022, Live Telecast Channel In India, Live Streaming In India, Broadcast Channel In India, New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022-23.  The Kiwis will play 2 Tests and 3 ODIs in Pakistan from December 26 to January 14.

PAK vs NZ Schedule 2022

The hosts, who were clean swept 3-0 in a 3-match Test series against Ben Stokes’ marauding English outfit, will welcome the Kiwis after the visitors pulled out of their white-ball tour due to a security concern last year. England had earlier beaten Pakistan 4-3 in a 7-match T20I series in September-October 2022.

A five-match ODI series and a five-match T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand will make up the second leg of the tour, which will take place from April 13 to May 7. Karachi will host one Test, three ODIs, and four T20Is. Lahore will host one T20I and two ODIs; Rawalpindi will host three ODIs, and Multan will host one Test.

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England vs Pakistan Test- Photo-AFP
England vs Pakistan Test- Photo-AFP

Defending ICC Men’s World Test Championship winners New Zealand will travel to Pakistan for a first-ever bilateral Test series in more than 20 years later this week. The Black Caps will face the hosts in a two-match Test series and then battle in a three-match ODI series. All three ODIs will take place in Karachi.

The two Tests at Karachi and Multan respectively will begin at 10:30 AM IST, while the ODIs will begin at 3 PM IST. The matches will have a live telecast on the Sony Ten 2 channel on TV, and the live streaming will be available on the SonyLiv app and website.

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PAK vs NZ Squads 2022

Pakistan have recalled fast bowler Hasan Ali and picked uncapped middle-order batter Kamran Ghulam for the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand at home. Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi continues to miss out as he recovers from a knee injury he picked up in the 2022 T20 World Cup final.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Image Credits: Twitter
Another pacer Naseem Shah, who missed the last two Tests against England with a shoulder injury, has also returned to the squad after being declared fit. But pacer Haris Rauf, who had also picked up an injury on debut in the first Test against England and did not play in the next two matches, is still recovering and has been left out. Kamran Ghulam replaces Azhar Ali in the squad after the senior batter’s retirement.
New Zealand vs Pakistan
New Zealand vs Pakistan. Credits: Black Caps/Twitter

Pacer Mohammad Ali and bowling allrounder Faheem Ashraf, who were in the squad for the England Tests, have both been excluded from the upcoming series against New Zealand.

Pakistan 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

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) named their men’s squad for the upcoming two-Test tour of Pakistan. Both the matches will be part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The Black Caps revealed that Tim Southee will take over from Kane Williamson as New Zealand Test captain and Tom Latham will assist him in the red-ball format.

Tim Southee will lead a new-look squad that will be without fellow pacer Trent Boult (unavailable) and Kyle Jamieson (back injury), with leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (recalled after 4 years), middle-order batter Glenn Phillips and uncapped pacer Blair Tickner among the players included.

New Zealand Test squad: Tim Southee (captain), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young.

Canterbury allrounder Henry Shipley has earned his maiden call-up to the New Zealand squad for the upcoming ODIs tours to Pakistan and India. Kane Williamson will lead the side in Pakistan, but will not be part of the following ODI series in India.
Tim Southee and Kane Williamson. (Credits: Twitter)
Tim Southee and Kane Williamson. (Credits: Twitter)
Head coach Gary Stead, bowling coach Shane Jurgensen and newly appointed Test captain Tim Southee will return home after the Pakistan tour along with Kane Williamson to prepare for the home Test series against England in February 2023. Legspinner Ish Sodhi and Henry Nicholls, who had been omitted from the squad for the home ODI series against India, have both been recalled for the ODIs tours of Pakistan and India.
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (capt – only for Pakistan ODIs), Tom Latham (capt – India ODIs), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only), Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODIs only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (Pakistan ODIs only).