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Women’s cricket: Pak vs NZ schedule confirmed

Women's cricket: Pak vs NZ schedule confirmed

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially announced the schedule for the Pakistan women’s cricket team’s matches in New Zealand. The team is set to participate in a series of three T20Is from 3rd to 9th December in Dunedin and Queenstown. Following this, they will engage in three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 ODIs against New Zealand from 12th to 18th December in Queenstown and Christchurch.

The specific dates for the matches are as follows:

3rd December: 1st T20I in Dunedin
5th December: 2nd T20I in Dunedin
9th December: 3rd T20I in Queenstown
12th December: 1st ODI in Queenstown (ICC Women’s Championship)
15th December: 2nd ODI in Christchurch (ICC Women’s Championship)
18th December: 3rd ODI in Christchurch (ICC Women’s Championship)
According to the PCB’s press release, this series against New Zealand will be Pakistan’s third of the year. Previously, they played a home series against South Africa in Karachi from 1st to 14th September, followed by an away series against Bangladesh in October. The remaining two series in the ICC Women’s Championship will be against the West Indies (home, April 2024) and England (away, May 2024).

The PCB highlighted that Pakistan has played three series in the ICC Women’s Championship thus far, winning against Sri Lanka (2-1) and Ireland (3-0), but facing a defeat against Australia (3-0). Currently, both Pakistan and New Zealand have played three series of nine ODIs each and have accumulated 10 points each.

It is important to note that the second phase of the women’s skills camp recently concluded at the Hanif Muhammad High Performance Centre in Karachi. The first phase of the camp took place at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy from 5th to 9th July. Batting coach Taufeeq Umar expressed satisfaction with the camp, emphasizing the focus on player fitness.

He praised the players’ performance in practice games during the Karachi phase, acknowledging their potential and their response to the coaches. Umar also highlighted the significance of such camps in identifying talented local players and honing their skills in preparation for international competitions, considering the busy international season ahead.

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