New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2021

Babar Azam and Tom Latham - ODI series trophy
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New Zealand have come to Pakistan to play three matches OD and five-match ODI series. It is the first international appearance for the Black Caps in Pakistan in close to 18 years. It’s a very special moment for Pakistan cricket. New Zealand captain Tom Latham spoke about Pakistan. He said on the eve of the opening game,

We know it is special for Pakistan to have cricket in their country and we are excited to be here. Pakistan are a quality side and they have some talented white-ball players in their line-up. We have the desired fire-power in our ranks to win this series and I am sure our batters and bowlers will rise to the occasion and make this historic series memorable for us

Head to Head in T20

Both teams have met 24 times in the T20 international matches. In T20, Pakistan have won more matches than New Zealand. Pakistan have won 14 games against the Black Caps, while New Zealand have won 10 games against Pakistan in the T20 matches. Moreover, Pakistan are 3rd in the ICC T20 Ranking, and New Zealand are in the 4th position. So, this T20 series between them will be exciting for sure.

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Head to Head in ODI

Both teams have met 107 times in ODI cricket. Pakistan are ahead of New Zealand in ODI statistics also. Pakistan have won 55 games in total against the Black Caps, whereas New Zealand won 48 ODI matches. However, 20 games have been played in Pakistan, where New Zealand only won 3 games. Pakistan has won the remaining 17 matches.

On the other hand, New Zealand hosted 49 ODI games at their home. They won 31 home games, and Pakistan have won 15 matches in New Zealand.

Fixtures and Venue

ODI Series:

  • 1st ODI – September 17 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
  • 2nd ODI – September 19 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
  • 3rd ODI – September 21 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

T20I Series:

  • 1st T20I – September 25, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • 2nd T20I – September 26, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • 3rd T20I – September 29, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • 4th T20I – October 01, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • 5th T20I – October 03, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore