ISLAMABAD: After 18 long years, the New Zealand cricket team landed in Pakistan on Saturday to play an extended series of 3 ODIs and 5 T20s.
The NZ cricketers arrived via a charter flight from Bangladesh at the Islamabad Airport today from where they will directly go to the hotel and undergo COVID-19 testing.
After negative test results, the Black Caps will be allowed to start training. An intra-squad match for the New Zealand cricket team is scheduled on September 15.
New Zealand last toured Pakistan in November 2003 when they played five ODIs. Since the 2003 ODI series, Pakistan have thrice hosted New Zealand for ODIs in the United Arab Emirates with the Black Caps winning the 2009-10 and 2014-15 series )2-1 and 3-2, respectively) and drawing the 2018-19 series 1-1.
However, Pakistan won the 2009-10 and 2018-19 T20I series by 2-0 and 3-0, respectively, while the 2014-15 series was tied at 1-1. New Zealand drew the 2014-15 Test series 1-1 and won the 2018-19 series by 2-1.