The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the schedule of New Zealand’s “dual tours” to Pakistan.
The Blackcaps will play two Tests as part of their World Test Championship title defence and three World Cup Super League fixtures from December 27 to January 15.
Kane Williamson’s side on the first leg of the tour will play Test matches in Karachi from December 27-31 and January 4-8 in Multan. The team will then return to the port city to play three ICC Super League matches from January 11-15.
The Karachi Test will be New Zealand’s first in the metropolis since October 1990.
The second leg of the tour will have five T20Is and as many ODIs. Karachi will host four T20Is from April 13-19, while one T20I and two ODIS will be played in Lahore from April 23- 28.
The final leg of the series will return to Rawalpindi for three ODIs from May 1-7.
Interestingly, the Black Caps will conclude the second leg of their tour from the same city where they abruptly cancelled their last tour over a “security alert”. As per the PCB the second leg of the tour is a “make up” for the abandoned tour.