This is an additional tour by the New Zealand cricket team, and the matches will count towards ICC Team Rankings
The schedule of the ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand is likely to change again as the proposal to shift an ODI from Karachi to Rawalpindi is under consideration.
According to current schedule, the Kiwi side is due to arrive in Lahore and play three T20Is from 14-17 April before traveling to Rawalpindi, where the final two T20Is and first ODI will be played from 20-26 April. The tour is supposed to culminate in Karachi, with the remaining four ODIs to be played from 30 April to 7 May.
However, now Karachi could be stripped off one ODI, which would mean three ODIs taking place in Karachi, with Rawalpindi possibly hosting two ODIs at the start of the series.
Last week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and New Zealand Cricket had unanimously agreed to make tweaks to the New Zealand men’s cricket team’s tour of Pakistan for five ODIs and five T20Is due to elections in Punjab.
This is an additional tour by the New Zealand cricket team, and the matches will count towards ICC Team Rankings. The ODIs will help Pakistan to prepare their side for the ACC Asia Cup and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, while the T20I will assist the PCB to continue with their rebuilding of the side for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will be held in the USA and West Indies in June/July 2024.
Current schedule of Pakistan v New Zealand:
14 Apr - 1st T20I, Lahore
15 Apr – 2nd T20I, Lahore
17 Apr – 3rd T20I, Lahore
20 Apr – 4th T20I, Rawalpindi
24 Apr – 5th T20I, Rawalpindi
26 Apr – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
30 Apr – 2nd ODI, Karachi
3 May – 3rd ODI, Karachi
5 May – 4th ODI, Karachi
7 May – 5th ODI, Karachi