Pakistan will host New Zealand in a full series in UAE this October (to December) and you can find the entire Pakistan vs New Zealand schedule, live streaming options, tickets information, squads and predictions and tips for that series below. The series was expected to be played in Malaysia but the decision was changed and the original plan to have UAE host the tour was retained.
This series between Pakistan and the Kiwis is expected to follow the one between Pakistan and Australia with UAE hosting that too. This series will have three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is unlike the Aussie series where the focus is wholly on the ODIs in the lead-up to the World Cup.
Pakistan will enter this series having featured in the Asia Cup – that will see them clash with India at least once and up to three times if both sides make the final – and after playing Australia in the UAE on similar tracks which should make for an excellent match-up against New Zealand. The one team that has fought hard despite the obvious lack of resources is New Zealand and they showed that even on their tour of India where they performed reasonably well in 2017 before closing out the series.
The issue for New Zealand could be they are coming out of a barren period, i.e. they haven’t played too many matches heading into this series, which is why there could always be a rustiness problem for them heading into this tour. Their opponents have just thrashed Zimbabwe 5-0 and as mentioned above will be playing in the Asia Cup and the series against Australia before this.
New Zealand have named all their squads for this tour, including uncapped spinner Ajaz Patel in the Test match line-up for this series. Two more players are to be added to the New Zealand squad for the T20Is at the end of their A tour against the Pakistan A side. Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2018 schedule is placed below.
Pak vs NZ Series 2018 Schedule
|Oct-31||New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Nov-02||New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20||Dubai International Stadium|
|Nov-04||New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20||Dubai International Stadium|
|Nov-07||New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Nov-09||New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd ODI||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Nov-11||New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd ODI||Dubai International Stadium|
|Nov 16 – Nov 20||New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Nov 24 – Nov 28||New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test||Dubai International Stadium|
|Dec 3 – Dec 7||New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd Test||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
New Zealand squad for Pakistan Series
Test Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Ajaz Patel, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Jeet Raval, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Tom Blundell,Tom Latham, Trent Boult
ODI Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro,Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Tom Latham, Trent Boult, two to be added from NZ A/NZ T20 squad
T20 Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Adam Milne, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman,Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Tim Southee, two to be added from NZ A