New Zealand’s ODI Squad for Tour of Pakistan 2023 | BLACKCAPS announces an exciting squad for the Pakistan tour featuring potential debutants and an experienced core!
BLACKCAPS announces an exciting squad for the Pakistan tour featuring potential debutants and an experienced core!
Tom Latham has been appointed to lead the BLACKCAPS ODI Squad in Pakistan later this month.
The squad features two potential debutants in Ben Lister and Cole McConchie.
Latham is also part of the T20 Squad to tour Pakistan and has won selection on the back of a strong season across all formats in domestic cricket.
McConchie has had an impressive season, scoring 1140 runs across formats, the second most of any player this season, and has also picked up eight wickets.
Lister featured in the ODI Squad to face Sri Lanka during the recently completed ANZ ODI Series but did not take the field.
The 15-man squad also features further opportunities for recent ODI debutants Chad Bowes, Rachin Ravindra, and Henry Shipley.
The squad is balanced by an experienced core, including six members of the squad that made the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Nine players from the squad also have recent experience in Pakistan, featuring in either the Test or ODI Squads that played in Karachi earlier this year.
The traveling squads will also have the benefit of extra experience in Pakistani conditions with Saqlain Mushtaq joining the group as an assistant coach.
Gary Stead, the coach, said that the prospect of taking on Pakistan across both white ball formats was exciting.
He added that having someone with Saqlain’s experience is a big boost for the group and they are looking forward to the insights he can offer to aid their preparations for local conditions.
The BLACKCAPS T20 Squad to face Pakistan will depart from New Zealand on Sunday, April 9, the day after the KFC T20 Series against Sri Lanka concludes in Queenstown.
The opening match of the five-match T20I series is on Friday, April 14, in Lahore, with the first of five ODIs starting on Wednesday, April 26, in Rawalpindi.
Pakistan v New Zealand Schedule:
|April 14||1st T20I||Lahore|
|April 15||2nd T20I||Lahore|
|April 17||3rd T20I||Lahore|
|April 20||4th T20I||Rawalpindi|
|April 24||5th T20I||Rawalpindi|
|April 26||1st ODI||Rawalpindi|
|April 30||2nd ODI||Karachi|
|May 3||3rd ODI||Karachi|
|May 5||4th ODI||Karachi|
|May 7||5th ODI||Karachi|
BLACKCAPS ODI Squad for Pakistan:
|Tom Latham (c)||Batsman/Wicket-keeper|