National Stadium Karachi is all set to host New Zealand for its first-ever Test match after a tenure of over three decades. It came across such an opportunity in October 1990 and has not yet embraced any international red-ball match featuring the Black Caps.
Since Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has on-screened the schedule for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan twice, it has been decided that the first Test match of the first tour will take place at iconic NSK this December. The two teams will play two Tests followed by a three-match ODI series.
Notably, the first Test is scheduled to take place between December 27 and 31, whereas the second Test will be played at Multan Cricket Stadium from January 4 and 8. Both matches are part of the ICC World Test Championship 2023.
The last time when NZ vs Pak Test series happened at NSK in 1990, the home sides defeated the guests by 3-0. The two teams back then also played a three-match Limited Overs International (LOI) series which Pakistan won 3-0.
It must be noted that after completing the first tour, New Zealand will once again be in Pakistan for a limited-over series, including five T20Is and as many ODIs. Below is the complete schedule:
New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 | Pak vs NZ Test and ODI series 2023:
27-31 Dec – 1st Test, Karachi (ICC World Test Championship)
4-8 Jan – 2nd Test, Multan (ICC World Test Championship)
11 Jan – 1st ODI, Karachi (ICC Super League)
13 Jan – 2nd ODI, Karachi (ICC Super League)
15 Jan – 3rd ODI, Karachi (ICC Super League)
New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 | Pak vs NZ limited-over series 2023:
13 Apr - 1st T20I, Karachi
15 Apr – 2nd T20I, Karachi
16 Apr – 3rd T20I, Karachi
19 Apr – 4th T20I, Karachi
23 Apr – 5th T20I, Lahore
26 Apr – 1st ODI, Lahore
28 Apr – 2nd ODI, Lahore
1 May – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
4 May – 4th ODI, Rawalpindi
7 May – 5th ODI, Rawalpindi