Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test: Karachi Pitch Report, Team Records at National Stadium

Updated on: Dec 25, 2022 3:46 pm IST

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Report

    Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test: The opening Test match between hosts Pakistan and New Zealand is scheduled to be played from 26 December, 2022 at the National Stadium in Karachi. It is another historic moment for the Pakistan cricket team and fans in the country as they get to host one more top Test playing nation this year after England and Australia. On the other hand, both Pakistan and New Zealand have suffered poor losses against England during their previous Test assignments.

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Test: Karachi Pitch Report

    As seen during the last Test match between Pakistan and England on this venue, the pitch is once again expected to assist the spinners to a great extent. However, the conditions will be nice for batting on the first three days of the Test match and the batters need to make it count once they are set on the pitch. The spinners will once again have a significant role to play in this Test match especially from Day 2 onwards while things will be really challenging for the pace bowlers and they will have to bowl consistent line and lengths. The captain winning the toss will once again look to bat first as it will be difficult to bat in the fourth innings as seen mostly in the sub-continent region.

    PAK vs NZ: Team Records at National Stadium

    The last Test match played between these two teams in Karachi, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by an innings and 43 runs in 1990. During the previous Test match at the National Stadium in Karachi, England registered a massive 8-wicket victory over Pakistan earlier this month. The Pakistan vs Australia Test match in Karachi earlier this year ended in a high-scoring draw.

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    26 – 30 December, 2022 1st Test Pakistan vs New Zealand 10:30 AM IST Karachi
    3 – 7 January, 2023 2nd Test Pakistan vs New Zealand 10:30 AM IST Multan
    10 January, 2023 (Tuesday) 1st ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi
    12 January, 2023 (Thursday) 2nd ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi
    14 January, 2023 (Saturday 3rd ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi

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