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Pakistani cricket team in New Zealand in 2023–24

Pakistan cricket team in New Zealand in 2023–24
  New Zealand Pakistan
Dates 12 – 21 January 2024
Captains Kane Williamson[n 1] Shaheen Afridi
Twenty20 International series
Results New Zealand won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Finn Allen (275) Babar Azam (213)
Most wickets Tim Southee (10) Shaheen Afridi (9)
Player of the series Finn Allen (NZ)

The Pakistan cricket team toured New Zealand in January 2024 to play five Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1][2] The series formed part of both teams' preparation for the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament.[3][4]


 New Zealand[5]  Pakistan[6]

Ben Sears was named in the New Zealand's squad for the first two T20Is,[7] with Lockie Ferguson replacing him for the last three T20Is.[8]

Mitchell Santner was named New Zealand's captain for the third T20I,[9] with Kane Williamson rested for that match to manage his workload.[10] Josh Clarkson was named as Williamson's replacement.[11] However, on 13 January 2024, Clarkson was ruled out with a shoulder injury and replaced by Will Young.[12] On 16 January 2024, Williamson was further ruled out of the last two T20Is due to a minor hamstring strain,[13] with Young replacing him in the New Zealand's squad for those matches.[14]

For the last T20I, Rachin Ravindra replaced Daryl Mitchell in the New Zealand's squad.[15]

On 9 January 2024, Mohammad Rizwan was appointed as vice-captain of Pakistan in T20Is.[16]

T20I series

1st T20I

12 January 2024
19:10 (N)
New Zealand 
226/8 (20 overs)
180 (17 overs)
Daryl Mitchell 61 (27)
Abbas Afridi 3/34 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 57 (35)
Tim Southee 4/25 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 46 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Shaun Haig (NZ)
Player of the match: Daryl Mitchell (NZ)

2nd T20I

14 January 2024
19:10 (N)
New Zealand 
194/8 (20 overs)
173 (19.3 overs)
Finn Allen 74 (41)
Haris Rauf 3/38 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 66 (43)
Adam Milne 4/33 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 21 runs
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Kim Cotton (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Player of the match: Finn Allen (NZ)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.

3rd T20I

17 January 2024
New Zealand 
224/7 (20 overs)
179/7 (20 overs)
Finn Allen 137 (62)
Haris Rauf 2/60 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 58 (37)
Tim Southee 2/29 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 45 runs
University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Shaun Haig (NZ)
Player of the match: Finn Allen (NZ)

4th T20I

19 January 2024
19:10 (N)
158/5 (20 overs)
 New Zealand
159/3 (18.1 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 90* (63)
Matt Henry 2/22 (4 overs)
Daryl Mitchell 72* (44)
Shaheen Afridi 3/34 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Player of the match: Daryl Mitchell (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

5th T20I

21 January 2024
134/8 (20 overs)
 New Zealand
92 (17.2 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 38 (38)
Tim Southee 2/19 (4 overs)
Glenn Phillips 26 (22)
Iftikhar Ahmed 3/24 (4 overs)
Pakistan won by 42 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Player of the match: Iftikhar Ahmed (Pak)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Haseebullah Khan (Pak) made his T20I debut.
  • This was lowest total any team successfully defended in T20Is in New Zealand.


  1. ^ Mitchell Santner captained New Zealand in the last three T20Is.


  1. ^ "New Zealand to host South Africa, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh this summer". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  2. ^ "PCB postpones West Indies series, adds T20Is vs New Zealand in build-up to T20 World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Pakistan confirm additional men's T20I series with New Zealand". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  4. ^ "T20 World Cup agenda dominates clash of the titans". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Henry returns as experienced T20 squad confirmed for Pakistan". Cricket New Zealand. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Pakistan rest Haris for NZ T20Is; Shadab out with ankle injury". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  7. ^ "Trio return to Black Caps squad for Pakistan series". RNZ. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  8. ^ "Henry, Williamson, Ferguson and Conway back for Pakistan T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  9. ^ "Matt Henry in as New Zealand confirm T20 squad for Pakistan series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  10. ^ "New Zealand vs Pakistan: Rachin Ravindra rested, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson return". black caps. Stuff. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  11. ^ "PAK tour of NZ: CSK star rested as New Zealand announce T20I squad for Pakistan, Williamson to lead". India TV. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  12. ^ "Young to replace Clarkson in squad for KFC T20I 3". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 13 January 2024.
  13. ^ "Williamson ruled out of KFC T20I Series against Pakistan | Young to stay on with squad". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 16 January 2024.
  14. ^ "Black Caps confirm Williamson out for rest of Pakistan series". RNZ. Retrieved 16 January 2024.
  15. ^ "Daryl Mitchell rested for fifth T20I against Pakistan; Rachin Ravindra called up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  16. ^ "Mohammad Rizwan named Pakistan T20I vice-captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2024.
  17. ^ "Pakistan name 17-member squad for New Zealand T20I series". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 January 2024.
  18. ^ "Main character Afridi begins his biggest test in tranquil New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2024.
  19. ^ "Black Caps too strong for Pakistan in opening T20". RNZ. Retrieved 12 January 2024.
  20. ^ "New Zealand's Finn Allen equals T20I record with 16 sixes in an innings against Pakista". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  21. ^ "Finn Allen equals world record with 16 sixes". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 January 2024.

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