Tom Latham to lead New Zealand in ODI series against Pakistan. New Zealand will play Pakistan in a five-match T20I series, followed by a five-match ODI series.
After the conclusion of New Zealand’s three-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka. The Black Caps will fly to Pakistan for a five-match T20I series, followed by a five-match ODI series. Latham name New Zealand’s captain for the T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, marking his return to the T20 format.
In a recent development, the 31-year-old will also captain his team in the five-match One-Day International series against Pakistan. The opening match of the series will play on April 26. The visitors eager to win in preparation for the ODI World Cup, which is set to take place in the latter half of 2023.
The 15-man group that will fly to Pakistan will include a slew of fresh faces. Several players, like Rachin Ravindra and Henry Shipley, would be eager to get experience with the national squad. The squad’s mix of youthful skill and experience creates a formidable combination that might make them a series force to be reckoned with.
They are a difficult squad no matter where they play: Gary Stead on confronting Pakistan
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead recently spoke about facing the Men in Green. Across ten matches before of the commencement of the T20I and ODI series against Pakistan.
“We had a number of entertaining encounters against Pakistan in both white-ball forms last season, both at home and away. They are a challenging side to take on no matter where you put them “New Zealand Cricket reported Stead as saying.
“The excellent One-Day International Series earlier this year in Pakistan gave significant learning chances for the players. Also having further ODI match experience in a World Cup year is wonderful,” he added.