Breaking News Pakistan’s Fresh Faces Gear Up for New Zealand Tour

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In a strategic move, Pakistan’s men’s cricket team is set to embark on a thrilling journey to New Zealand for a riveting 5-match T20I series. Chief selector Wahab Riaz unveiled the squad, introducing a blend of seasoned players and promising newcomers.

Unveiling the Squad

Shaheen Shah Afridi Leads the Charge: The dynamic fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, takes on the mantle of captaincy for this crucial series. His leadership prowess and on-field brilliance make him a formidable force.

Mix of Experience and Youth: The squad features established names like Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, providing the much-needed experience. Exciting prospects such as Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, and Iftikhar Ahmed bring youthful exuberance to the team.

Notable Inclusions and Exclusions

Premier Spinner Shadab Khan Sidelines: A setback for the team, premier spin bowling all-rounder Shadab Khan, is notably absent due to an ankle injury sustained recently. Fans await his return after rehabilitation.

Haris Rested, Haseebullah In: In a strategic decision, secondary wicket-keeper Mohammad Haris has been given a well-deserved rest. Stepping into his shoes is Haseebullah Khan, adding depth to the team’s composition.

Tour Details

Kick-Off at Eden Park, Auckland: The cricketing spectacle kicks off on January 12, 2024, at the iconic Eden Park, Auckland, setting the stage for an intense clash between Pakistan and New Zealand.

Series Culminates at Hagley Oval, Christchurch: The grand finale unfolds at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, marking the end of a thrilling series that promises excitement and fierce competition.


As Pakistan’s cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the showdown in Kiwi-land, the blend of experience and fresh talent in the squad sets the stage for an enthralling series. Stay tuned for updates and highlights as the team aims for success on New Zealand soil.

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