Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Streaming 2022 [Squad, Tickets Booking]

Good news for Pakistani cricket fans, the test squad for Pakistan vs. New Zealand squad has been announced. The PCB, in its press release, announced the test squad. In this article, we will talk about that squad. Viewers will also read the test and ODI squads of New Zealand.

We hope that PCB will announce the ODI squad soon so that we can know about them. The winter season will be fun as we will see our favorite players from Pakistan and New Zealand in action. Not only this tour has the classic Test Cricket, but also some ODI action as well. So get ready, and prepare some popcorn because the show is on.

The tickets are available online. As well in Multan and Karachi too.

Pakistan vs. New Zealand Schedule

The more the cricket, the better. We always wait for the matches to start. The cricket craze is so huge that when the matches start to get exciting, people in Pakistan stick to their screens. The roads go empty, and the stadium crowd is full of zeal and vigor. No one wants to miss a game. And so do you. Hence you are here to read about the schedule. So here it is, Pakistan vs. New Zealand series schedule.

DayTime (PST)Venue
Mon, 26 Dec10 a.mNational Stadium Karachi
Tue, 03 Jan10 a.mMultan Cricket Stadium
Tue, 10 Jan2:30 PMNational Stadium Karachi
Thu, 12 Jan2:30 PMNational Stadium Karachi
Sat, 14 Jan2:30 PMNational Stadium Karachi

Pakistan Test Squad against New Zealand

Pakistan’s test squad is exciting. There are a lot of players that you will love to see. And some players may play their maiden test match as well. But before discussing that, let’s have a look.

Pakistan Test Squad 
Player nameRole
Babar AzamBatsman
Abdullah Shafique
Saud Shakeel
Salman Ali Agha
Shan Masood
Sarfaraz AhmadWicketkeeper Batsman
Muhammad Rizwan
Muhammad NawazLeft arm orthodox
Abrar AhmadLegspinner
Hasan AliFast Bowler
Muhammad WasimFast Bowler
Naseem ShahFast Bowler
Kamran GhulamBowling Allrounder
Numan AliLeft arm orthodox
Zahid MehmoodLegspinner

As you can see, we may see Sarfaraz Ahmad in action. He has been selected as a backup wicketkeeper due to his performance. The batting lineup seems to be stable. Hopefully, Babar will get his form back and will be able to perform. Batters like Saud and Salman are domestic talents. The bowling department is balanced as well, with spinners and fast bowlers. Abrar Ahmad got this spot in the squad due to his performance against England, when he took 11 wickets in his maiden test performance. Kamran Ghulam is a bowling allrounder that may prove to be a hope if the batting collapses; the tail is secure!

Unfortunately, Shaheen will not be playing. But this is okay as he is recovering from his injury.

Pakistan’s ODI squad against New Zealand

As the Test matches are going on, there are talks in the PCB about the probable squad for the ODI series. The cricket pundits are talking about it on Twitter. But let’s have our analysis on this website. But first, let’s have a look at the probable squad.

Probable Pakistan ODI squad against New Zealand
Babar Azam ©Batsmen
Abdullah Shafique
Muhammad Haris
Salman Ali Agha
Sharjeel Khan
Shan Masood
Tayyab Tahir
Muhammad RizwanWicketkeeper Batsman
Kamran GhulamAll-rounders
Qasim Akram
Shadab Khan
Muhammad Nawaz
Haris RaufPacers
Aamer Jamal
Muhammad Wasim
Hasan Ali
Muhammad Hasnain
Shahnawaz Dhani
Naseem Shah
Abrar AhmadLegbreak bowler

There are a lot of pacers in the bowling department. Let’s talk about that for a second. The ODI series is going to be played at Karachi Stadium. That pitch is a batting track. It baffles me how they can go for a long line-up for pacers. But if we look at the All-rounders, Shadab’s leg spin, joined by Nawaz and Kamran’s left-arm-spin bowling, can topple the batting line-ups. We will have Abrar joining them as a specialist leg-break bowler. Let’s see if he can also show us his magic in ODIs.

If we come to the batsmen, the line-up looks fine. We will be blessed by watching the duo of Abdullah and Babar. Salman may be a good choice if he is selected. Haris and Sharjeel can provide the quick runs needed in the powerplay, while Shan can be that calm presence in the middle order that we all need.

But hey, this is just a wild guess. Let’s see how many of these players are selected in the ODI series.

Pakistan Vs. New Zealand ODI squad ANNOUNCED

Lo and behold, the interim chief selector, our very own Boom-Boom Afridi has announced our ODI squad against New Zealand. He announced this squad during the Tea Break of the 2nd Test Match between Pakistan and New Zealand. First, let’s have a look and then do some analysis of the team.

Pakistan ODI squad against New Zealand
Player nameRole
Babar AzamBatsman
Fakhar Zaman
Haris Sohail
Shan Masood
Tayyab Tahir
Muhammad RizwanWicket keeper batsman
Kamran GhulamAll-rounder
Mohammad Nawaz
Salman Ali Agha
Harish RaufFast Bowler
Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Naseem Shah
Shahnawaz Dhani
Usama Mir

First of all, how different it is from our probable squad? Among batsmen, Haris, Abdullah, and Sharjeel were not selected. About Sharjeel, Afridi commented that he wanted a green signal from Najam Sethi. It was Ramiz’s decision to consider Sharjeel, but he wants to know what Mr. Sethi thinks about it.

Among All-rounders, Qasim and Shaddy weren’t selected. Rizwan is still our wicketkeeper. It will be a treat to watch him play his shots.

Abrar was not given a chance this time. Maybe if he proves himself in PSL 8, he can play in limited-over cricket as well. Hassan Ali and Ihsanullah were not selected. But we have a lot of pacers to cover them. Shaheen is going through rehabilitation, so he will not play this series. Naseem and Hasnain will add a lot of firepower to our bowling lineup.

The rest of the lineup is according to our guess. Will they be able to win the home series against the Kiwis? We are all looking forward to it.

New Zealand Test and ODI squad

Let’s get to the Blackcaps and see how they prepared for this series.

New Zealand
Player Role
Tim SoutheeRight arm fast-medium
Tom BlundellWicket Keeper
Micheal BracewellBatting allrounder
Devon ConwayWicket Keeper
Matt HarryRight arm fast-medium
Tom LathamWicket Keeper
Daryl MitchellAllrounder
Henry NichollsLeft Hand Batsman
Ajaz PatelSlow left-arm orthodox
Glenn PhilipsWicket Keeper
Ish SodhiLegspinner
Blair TicknerRight arm fast-medium
Niel WagnerLeft arm medium fast
Kane WilliamsonBatsman
Will YoungBatsman
Kane WilliamsonBatsman
Finn AllenBatsman
Micheal BracewellBatting allrounder
Devon ConwayWicket Keeper
Lockie FergusonRight arm fast
Matt HenryRight arm fast-medium
Tom LathamWicket Keeper
Adam MilneRight arm fast
Daryl MitchellAllrounder
Henry NichollsLeft Hand Batsman
Glenn PhilipsWicket Keeper
Mitchell SantnerBowling Allrounder
Henry ShipleyBatsman
Ish SodhiLegspinner
Tim SoutheeRight arm fast-medium

On this tour, we will not be able to see the iconic duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult, which will be a bummer. Test Squad will have Tim Southee as a captain, while Kane will be the captain of the ODI squad. They are a little short on the spin bowling department. The pitches in Pakistan do not support fast bowlers that much, but guns like Matt Henry and Adam Milne will be crucial. Let’s see how they perform.

Adam Milne called off!

Yeah, you heard that right. Unfortunately, this is bad news for the Adam fans. We will not see him blitzing through the pitch and bowling 150+ kph like it’s nothing. Milne has been replaced by Blair Tickner, who is already playing Test matches against Pakistan. He has been withdrawn from the ODI series against Pakistan. Sources say we will also not see him against India in the ODI series. But why is that?

Milne had a hamstring strain towards the conclusion of New Zealand’s series at home versus India in November 2022, and he skipped 2 Ford Trophy matches for Wellington in December. He participated in the first two Super Smash games for Wellington, the home T20 championship, but the burden of 6 ODIs in 16 days in Pakistan and India was deemed too risky.

But the team management is not worried about the ODI series against Pakistan as they had a perfect replacement for Milne. They commented that Blair’s aptitude to bowl in the middle overs and smash the pitch strongly gives him a potential comparable to what Adam provided us. The idea that he is currently in Pakistan and understands the pitch circumstances is a plus.

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Final words

Cricket is something close to our hearts, and we all, as a nation, worked hard to bring cricket back home. That is why a full house is expected on some days of test matches. Obviously, it will be hard to watch all the test matches from the ground, but the crowd in Multan did show up in Pak vs. Eng test matches. So, let’s see how this situation occurs.

Anyways, let’s hope that the best team wins, and cricket obviously wins.

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