New Zealand will play 5 match T20 series with Pakistan during IPL, these teams may suffer loss theinsiderinsight

PAK vs NZ: IPL 2024 has started just a few days ago, whose exciting matches have continuously attracted the cricket lovers. But in this tournament which will last for about 2 months, Pakistan cricket team is going to play T20 series with New Zealand. The motive behind deciding this series of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is T20 World Cup, which will be played in West Indies and United States from June 1 to June 29. Although many top players of India and the world are currently busy in the IPL competition, the Pakistan cricket team is meanwhile gearing up to lift the World Cup.

Since many New Zealand players are also playing in IPL 2024, many IPL teams may suffer losses if they are selected in the series against Pakistan. Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra are currently playing for CSK, while captain Kane Williamson is part of the Gujarat Titans squad. Apart from this, many Kiwi cricketers are playing in this tournament, due to whose departure the teams may have to suffer losses.

When will Pakistan vs New Zealand series take place?

In April, New Zealand team will visit Pakistan and a 5-match T20 series will be played between them. These 5 matches will be played between 18th and 27th April. The New Zealand team will arrive in Pakistan on April 14, which will give both the teams enough time to practice. This will be the third time in the last 17 months that the New Zealand team will come to play in Pakistan. The first 3 matches of the upcoming T20 series will be played in Rawalpindi and the remaining 2 matches in Lahore.

New Zealand had reached Pakistan to play 2 Test and 3 ODI matches in December 2022-January 2023. In April 2023, there was a series of 5 T20 and 5 ODI matches between the two teams. The Test series between them in 2022-2023 was drawn 0-0, while New Zealand won the ODI series 2-1. Talking about the tour of April 2023, Pakistan dominated the ODI series and won 4-1, but the T20 series was ended in a 2-2 draw.

Pakistan and New Zealand will be in different groups in the World Cup

Talking about T20 World Cup, Pakistan has been placed in Group A along with India, Ireland, Canada and USA. Pakistani team will play its first match against USA on 6th June. On the other hand, New Zealand has been placed in Group C along with West Indies, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea and Uganda. The New Zealand team will start its World Cup campaign with a match against Afghanistan on June 7.

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