PAK vs NZ: Pakistan, New Zealand squads sweat it out in nets ahead of the ODI series – Babar Azam’s Pakistan cricket team and Tom Latham’s New Zealand were seen sweating it out in their first training session ahead of the three-match ODI series here at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on Tuesday. New Zealand’s cricket squad arrived in Pakistan Saturday for their first tour in 18 years, with batting coach Thilan Samaraweera returning to the country where he was shot in 2009.
Pakistan posted photos of both teams training session with the caption,” Pakistan and New Zealand teams training session ahead of the three-match ODI #PAKvNZ series at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi today. #HarHaalMainCricket #HoRahaHai.”
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2021
This is the ‘Black Caps’ first tour to Pakistan since 2003. International sides have been reluctant to visit the country since terrorists attacked Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009 when six players were injured.
The two nations will contest three ODIs in total before playing five Twenty20 internationals, with large security presence expected to be on hand for both limited-overs series. Pakistan will be coached by former Test players Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq, who have taken their roles on an interim basis following the recent resignations of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis.
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday that Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander will be joining the team’s coaching staff for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman.