New Zealand to play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates

Pakistan and New Zealand last faced each other in 2010-11

Pakistan and New Zealand last faced each other in 2010-11

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New Zealand will travel to the United Arab Emirates for three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 International against Pakistan in November-December.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not only confirmed the series, but also revealed that prior to the series, New Zealand will play a three-day warm-up match against Pakistan A in Sharjah.

International teams have stayed away from touring Pakistan after the Sri Lankan national team were ambushed by armed militants, which left eight civilians dead and a number of players injured.

New Zealand have had bad experiences in Pakistan as well. In 2002, 14 people were killed after a bomb went off outside the teams’ hotel. Due to this, New Zealand last toured Pakistan in 2003-04.

The last time the two teams squared off against each other was when New Zealand hosted Pakistan for two Tests, six ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in 2010-11.

During that series, New Zealand won the Twenty20 series 2-1, but Pakistan won the Test series 1-0 and the ODI series 3-2.

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