New Zealand vs Pakistan: The New Zealand team, who have had a not-so-satisfying tour of South Africa are now all geared up to host Pakistan in the first week of December for a T20I series starting this Sunday. With a disappointing loss against South Africa, New Zealanders now have high hopes for the team, who are expected to dominate the home turf.
Playing a total of 3 T20I games against South Africa, New Zealand were able to win 1, settling for a series draw. But at the ODI game, South Africa had an upperhand winning 2 out of 3 games.
What raises the hopes of the New Zealand team is the masterclass performance from in-form batter Suzie Bates. Bates recently surpassed Virat Kohli’s record to become the leading T20I run scorer in International cricket across all formats, scoring a total of 4021* runs. Her feat has brought the team immense pride, making her success legendary.
Sophie Devine will be seen captaining this side of New Zealand and they will play under the guidance of senior players like Amelia Kerr, Bates and Lea Tahuhu.
Pakistan on the other hand, has had a disappointing tour against Bangladesh in the past month. They too will want to make up for the loss of the team and will be captained by Nida Dar, while the team comprises the likes of Aliya Riyaz, Bismah Maroof and Diana Baig.
The T20I games are scheduled to be held from 3rd December to 9th December and will be followed by 3 ODI games, scheduled from 12th December onwards. The first 2 games of the New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series will be held at University Oval in Dunedin and the third game will be played at John Davies Oval in Queenstown.
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I Series 2023: Fixture
Sunday, December 3
1st T20I – New Zealand Women vs Pakistan Women, University Oval, Dunedin – 05:30 am
Tuesday, December 5
2nd T20I – New Zealand Women vs Pakistan Women, University Oval, Dunedin – 05:30 am
Saturday, December 9
3rd T20I – New Zealand Women vs Pakistan Women, John Davies Oval, Queenstown – 05:30 am
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I Series 2023: Head-to-Head
New Zealand have white-washed Pakistan so far in all the T20I games played. The team has a dominant approach towards Pakistan with skillful batting and bowling performance. New Zealand women vs Pakistan women T20I series 2023, is an opportunity bestowed over Pakistan to break the curse and turn the tides in their favour.
Matches Played: 8
Won by New Zealand: 8
Won by Pakistan: 0
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I Series 2023: Full Squads
Sophie Devine (c), Kate Anderson, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze (wk), Maddy Green (wk), Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Nida Dar (c), Sadaf Shamas, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Ameen, Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Fatima Sana, Omaima Sohail, Muneeba Ali (Wk), Najiha Alvi (Wk), Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Sadia Iqbal, Umm-e-Hani, Waheeda Akhtar
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I Series 2023: Live Streaming details
Unfortunately for the Indian fans, the series 2023 will not be available for telecast. However, FanCode and Women’s CricInsight‘s social media to follow the live scores.