Pakistan vs New Zealand 2020 – PAK vs NZ Series T20, ODIs and Tests Coverage

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    The 2020-21 series between Pakistan and New Zealand has finally been confirmed during December-January period. The Pakistan tour of New Zealand got green signal without the ODI series and will play three T20s and two Test matches amid the bio-secure environment. Matches will be played across various venues including Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Mount Maunganui and Christchurch.

    PAK vs NZ - The Upcoming Matches (DEC-JAN)

    Match, Date, Timing & Venue
    1st T20 | Fri Dec 18
    Pakistan vs New Zealand
    7pm local | 6am GMT | 1am ET | 11am PKT
    Eden Park, Auckland
    2nd T20 | Sun Dec 20
    Pakistan vs New Zealand
    7pm local | 6am GMT | 1am ET | 11am PKT
    Seddon Park, Hamilton
    3rd T20 | Tue Dec 22
    Pakistan vs New Zealand
    7pm local | 6am GMT | 1am ET | 11am PKT
    McLean Park, Napier
    1st Test | Sat Dec 26 - Wed Dec 30
    Pakistan vs New Zealand
    11am local | 10pm GMT | 5pm ET | 3am PKT
    Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
    2nd Test | Sun Jan 3 - Thu Jan 7
    Pakistan vs New Zealand
    11am local | 10pm GMT | 5pm ET | 3am PKT
    Hagley Oval, Christchurch

    PAK vs NZ Series – 2020 Coverage

    The Pakistan tour of New Zealand is finally confirmed by Pakistan Cricket Board after hosting Zimbabwe at home earlier. The Pakistan vs New Zealand series is a bilateral series that was initially scheduled much earlier but has been delayed till later this year due to the pandemic.

    In 2020-21, both teams will play three T20 matches followed by two Tests in New Zealand. The initial plan was to skip the ODIs in order to prepare for the T20 World Cup that was to be held in Australia later this year. Pakistan will also play Ireland and Netherlands during this tour.

    There are a total of 5 matches including 3 T20s and 2 T20s (and no ODIs) to be played during Pakistan tour of New Zealand. The PAK-NZ bilateral series is a part of the Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) which has been prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), PCB and NZ Cricket Board.

    Pakistan vs New Zealand 2020 schedule has now been confirmed and it is available with all details including date, timing and venues. While all efforts are being made to hold the series alive, we might expect delay/postponement or cancellation altogether due to COVID-19 crisis in Europe.

    We will be updating this page for more updates about the PAK-NZ series during coming weeks. CricketSchedule offers schedule, live scores, latest news, squads and players info of the Pakistan-New Zealand (PAK vs NZ) series. Stay tuned for more updates.

    Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2020

    Pakistan will be flying to New Zealand by the end of the year to play a 2 match Test series and a 3 Match 3 T20I series Pakistan have performed well in their outing to New Zealand winning 10 test matches and 5 T20I matches. New Zealand Cricket is excited about the resumption of the Gentlemen game at their backyard by mid-November as they are busy working with officials on Creating a bio-secure Environment. They are taking all the necessary measures for the health safety that will need to be in place for the visiting sides. The touring party currently have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period after landing in New Zealand

    Kiwis Last encounter was a behind-closed-doors ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground but The Blackcaps had to call off their tour to Australia in midway after they had to enter inside New Zealand borders due to a global outbreak of Novel Virus COVID-19

    The ICC World Test Championship and ICC World Super league were Introduced in order to bring relevance to bilateral cricket. In Test Championship The nine top-ranked teams in the world will compete in the tournament, with each side playing 6 Home & away series against mutually selected opposition in two years period. The top two sides will then play in the ICC World Test Championship final. The Tests series against Pakistan are part of the World Test Championship.

    The first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played on Oct 13-17, 1955 in Karachi which Pakistan won comprehensively by an innings and 1 run. Overall, both the sides have featured in 58 test matches, Pakistan is leading the chart with 25 matches while New Zealand has only managed to win 12, the tally of Drawn matches is 21. New Zealand however has won the last series between the two countries by 2-1 in 2018 on their tour to UAE.

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Test Match records

    • Highest Team Total:690 by New Zealand (2nd inns) in 2014 at Sharjah
    • Lowest Total: 70 by New Zealand in Dhaka on 7 Nov 1955
    • Most Runs: 1919 by Javed Miandad (PAK) in 29 inns of 18 matches
    • Most runs in a series: 507 by Shoaib Muhammad (PAK) in Home Series of 1990/91
    • Most Hundreds:7 by Javed Miandad (PAK) in 29 inns of 18 matches
    • Highest Score:329 by Inzamam ul Haq (PAK) in Lahore on 1 May 2002
    • Highest Partnership: 350 runs for the 4th wicket between Mushtaq Muhammad (PAK) and Asif Iqbal (PAK)
    • Most Ducks: 7 by CS Martin (NZ) in 14 inns of 7 Matches
    • Most Wickets:70 by Waqar Younis (PAK) in 25 inns of 13 matches
    • Most Wickets in a series: 29 by Waqar Younis (PAK)and Yasir Shah (PAK) in 3 matches
    • Best Bowling figure:8/41 by Yasir Shah (PAK)in 12.3 overs on 24 Nov 2018 in Dubai
    • Best Bowling figure in a match:14 by Yasir Shah (PAK) in 12.3 overs on 24 Nov 2018 in Dubai
    • Most five for:6 by Wasim Akram (PAK) in 17 inns of 9 matches
    • Most Catches: 23 by Ross Taylor (NZ)
    • Most Catches in a Match:6 by BA young (NZ)
    • Most Catches in a Series: 9 by BA Young (NZ) in 1993/94 series
    • Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals:32 by Wasim Bari (PAK) in 21 inns of 11 matches
    • Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals in an Innings:7 by Wasim Bari (PAK) on 23 Feb 1979 in Auckland
    • Most dismissals in a match:9 by Rashid Latif (PAK) and Brendon McCullum (NZ)
    • Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals in a Series:16 by AC Parure (NZ) and Brendon McCullum (NZ)
    • Most Matches:18 by Javed Miandad (PAK) and Saleem Malik (PAK)
    • Most matches as captain:7 by Javed Miandad (PAK)

    Pakistan is struggling with no7 position on the ranking table while New Zealand is dominating at 2nd Position. In the ICC Test Championship table, Pakistan is sitting behind New Zealand at no 5 positions while the Kiwis are at no 4 position. Both the teams would be eyeing series victory to pave their way for the Top two spots of Table

    The first T20 international Between Pakistan and New Zealand was the Semi-final of ICC World Twenty20 2007 where Pakistan chased down the target of 143, winning the match by 6 wickets with 7 balls remaining. Pakistan is Dominating New Zealand in the Shorter Format of the game 13 wins out of 21 games between the two countries.

    Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I records

    • Highest Team Total:201/4 in 20 overs by Pakistan on 25 Jan 2018 in Auckland
    • Lowest Total:80 by New Zealand in 15.5 overs in the 2nd inns on 30 Dec 2010 at Christchurch
    • Highest Partnership:171* between MJ Guptill (NZ)and Kane Williamson (NZ)at Hamilton on 17 Jan 2016
    • Most Runs:463 in Martin Guptill (NZ) in 15 matches
    • Most runs in a series:175 by Kane Williamson (NZ) in 2015/16 3 match series
    • Highest Score:87 by Martin Guptill (NZ)
    • Most Sixes:22 by Martin Guptill (NZ)
    • Most Sixes in a match: 6 by Colin Munro (NZ) on 15 Jan 2016 at Auckland
    • Most Ducks:3 by Tim Southee (NZ)
    • Most Wickets:21 by Shahid Afridi (PAK)
    • Best Bowling figure:5/6 by Umar Gul (PAK) at The Oval on 13 June 2009
    • Most Wickets in a Series:8 by AF Milne (NZ) and Tim Southee (NZ)
    • Most Catches:10 by Shoaib Malik (PAK) in 12 matches
    • Most Catches in a Series:4 by TC Bruce (NZ) and Kane Williamson (NZ)
    • Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals: 9 by Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK) in 12 matches
    • Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals in a series:5 by PD McGlashan (NZ) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)
    • Most Matches:18 by Ross Taylor (NZ)
    • Most Matches as Captain: 12 by Shahid Afridi (PAK)

    Pakistan is currently ranked at no 4 position in ICC T20 ranking while New Zealand is placed at no 6.

    The history between the two countries tells a story of Pakistan’s Dominance but New Zealand has developed into a strong side and it won’t be an easy task for the Green team to beat the Kiwis especially in their Homeland. Pakistani team is in a transition mode and their recent performances in the longer format of the game reflect their struggle to win away matches. The Pitches in New Zealand are similar to England where seamers spinner and batsman get a chance to showcase their skills. The breeze also plays a vital role and players must take advantage of it. It will be interesting to see how teams shape up as the squad, fixtures, playing condition are yet to be finalized.

    PAK vs NZ Series FAQ

    Both Pakistan and New Zealand will kick-off the series with 3-match T20 series starting from December 18, 2020 at Auckland.

    Both Pakistan and New Zealand will play a total of 5 matches that includes 2 Tests and 3 T20s during Dec-January period.

    Due to COVID-19, it was assumed that venues will be kept limited but the final series schedule indicates all matches to be played during different venues, that include Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Mount Maunganui and Christchurch.

    You can set reminder through our match calendar which sets match timings according to your time zone. All T20 matches begin 11am PKT and 6am GMT and 1am EST time while Test matches begin at 3am PKT and 10pm GMT and 5pm EST time.

    Pakistan tour of New Zealand in 2020 consists of about three weeks which will include few days of quarantine as required by the ICC and governing bodies.

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