The Pakistan women’s cricket team’s schedule of matches in New Zealand were confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday.
The side will feature in three T20Is in Dunedin and Queenstown from 3-9 December, before facing on New Zealand in three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 ODIs from 12-18 December in Queenstown and Christchurch.
3 Dec – 1st T20I, Dunedin
5 Dec – 2nd T20I, Dunedin
9 Dec – 3rd T20I, Queenstown
12 Dec – 1st ODI, Queenstown (ICC Women’s Championship)
15 Dec – 2nd ODI, Christchurch (ICC Women’s Championship)
18 Dec – 3rd ODI, Christchurch (ICC Women’s Championship)
“The ICC Women’s Championship series against New Zealand will be Pakistan’s third of the year following their home series against South Africa in Karachi from 1-14 September and October’s away series against Bangladesh. Their last two series in the ICC Women’s Championship will be against the West Indies (home, April 2024) and England (away, May 2024),” the PCB said in a press release.
“Pakistan has to date played three series, defeating Sri Lanka (2-1) and Ireland (3-0), and losing (3-0) to Australia. Both Pakistan and New Zealand have played three series of nine ODIs each and have 10 points apiece,” it added.
It must be noted that the second phase of the women’s skills camp concluded yesterday at the Hanif Muhammad High Performance Centre in Karachi.
The first phase of the 10-day skills camp was held in Lahore's National Cricket Academy from 5 to 9 July.
Batting coach Taufeeq Umar, shedding light on the importance of camp, said: “The camp went well where the prime focus was on players’ fitness. During the Karachi phase, the players got the opportunity to play in some practice games, which helped them to showcase their skills in the matches.
“I see great potential in players that featured in both camps and they responded well to the coaches.
“This camp also helped us to analyse the bench strength as we have a busy international season ahead. Such camps in the off-season help the coaches to identify talented local players and work on their skills so they are ready to feature in the international team.”