fter a build-up that was less than ideal, with Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan coach, admitting the team considered pulling out of the tour as strict quarantine protocols in New Zealand took its toll, the series is set to get underway from Friday.
However, some big names are missing from both sides. Pakistan will be without their captain and star batsman Babar Azam, who broke his thumb during practice. Shadab Khan and Imam-ul-Haq have both been nursing injuries in the build-up to the match. Meanwhile, New Zealand left out the veteran Ross Taylor from their T20I squad, while their express paceman Lockie Ferguson was ruled out with injury.
There is still plenty of quality across both sides to make it a contest to watch out for, however, especially with the T20 World Cup 2021 now less than a year away.
The matches, played in Auckland, Hamilton and Napier, will all begin at 7pm local time. Find below the live telecast and streaming schedule of the New Zealand v Pakistan T20Is.
Probable Playing XI:
New Zealand: Tim Seifert (WK), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner (C), Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, and Blair Tickner/Doug Bracewell.
Pakistan: M Rizwan (WK), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, M Hafeez, Shadab Khan (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf.
Match: 1st T20I Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand
Date: Friday, December 18th, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM PST, 01:30 AM IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Pakistan vs Newzealand, both teams are without their best captains as Babar Azam, and Kane Williamson won’t be in the T20I matches. When both teams faced each other back in January 2018, Pakistan whitewashed New Zealand in UAE.
The batting line up of Pakistan is a little weak as they don’t have both Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq on the Playing XI. The bowling side of Pakistan has the pace trio of Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Haris Rauf.
Despite New Zealand resting Kane Williamson and Trent Boult, their place would be taken by Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner. In the absence of both sides captain, Shadab Khan will lead the Pakistan XI. On the other hand, Mitchell Santner will lead Newzealand XI in this T20I series.
India will be keen to clean sweep Australia in the T-20 series as they gear up to take on the hosts Australia in the third and the final T-20 on Tuesday.. The match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time.
Neither Jasprit Bumrah nor Mohammed Shami were required in the series-clinching win on Sunday night with India’s attack doing the job in pegging back Australia after conceding a fast start. T Natarajan was outstanding again with the ball while Shardul Thakur played a role as well in controlling Australia through the middle overs after Matthew Wade’s onslaught.
ndia vs Australia 3rd T20I preview
Australia have already lost the series after going down to India in the first two T20 games. After losing the ODI series 2-1 to the hosts, the visitors avenged their defeat by winning the T20I series. The Men in Blue now have an opportunity to go one step further and whitewash the Aussies, something which the Aaron Finch-led side failed to do in the ODI series after leading 2-0. On the other hand, Australia will look to save their pride by winning this fixture and going into the all-important four-match Test series with a psychological advantage.
Sydney weather forecast
The weather during India vs Australia 3rd T20I will be sunny. According to AccuWeather, the temperature in Sydney is expected to be around 19°C during the commencement of the match. The temperature will decrease a little during the finishing stages 18°C at around 5:00 PM (IST).
Meanwhile, the humidity levels throughout the course of the match will be ideal and will hover between 51-61%. There will be a little cloud cover during the match and with no real chances of rains whatsoever, one can expect an uninterrupted and a fascinating India vs Australia 3rd T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India vs Australia pitch report
The SCG surface is a sporting one which will have equal assistance for batsmen, as well as, bowlers. Pacers will get a considerable amount of purchase from the pitch with the new ball. There’s a decent amount of spin the SCG wicket. Batsmen should look to settle down at the crease before going for big shots.
Australia coach Justin Langer said captain Aaron Finch was a chance to return for Tuesday’s clash despite missing Sunday’s loss due to a minor glute strain. If Finch does return, Short would be the obvious man to either slide down the order or make way altogether. Steven Smith could also be rested which would open the door for Marcus Stoinis to move up to No.3 and perhaps give Alex Carey another opportunity after he was dropped for Wade in England. The attack may well be unchanged with no need to risk Hazlewood who missed Sunday’s match with back soreness.
Team Australia (possible) 1 Aaron Finch/D’Arcy Short, 2 Matthew Wade, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Moises Henriques, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Sean Abbott, 8 Daniel Sams, 9 Mitchell Swepson, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 AJ Tye
India have no reason to make a change unless anyone needs a rest before the Test series. There is no need for India to play Shami or Bumrah and both could get an extended break to prepare themselves for their Test workloads.
Team India (possible) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Sanju Samson, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Shardul Thakur, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 T Natarajan, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Pakistan will become the third nation across the globe to host an international cricket series since March as Men in Green lock horns with Zimbabwe in six white-ball games from October 30 to November 10. The series will kick off with three ODIs before the two teams play three T20Is. All six matches will be played in Rawalpindi.
Earlier, the T20I series was scheduled to be played in Lahore but smog and air quality forced the board to shift all the matches to Rawalpindi. Zimbabwe have toured Pakistan for the second time since 2015. The first team to play international cricket in Pakistan after 2009, Zimbabwe had last played here five years back as well.
Interestingly, Babar Azam had made his international debut in that series and now he is set to lead Pakistan in an ODI for the first time. Going into the opening ODI of the series, Pakistan have dealt a blow as their vice-captain Shadab Khan is unfit. He hasn’t been named in the 15-man squad for the opening ODI.
The team management also decided against including Haider Ali, who scored a half-century on his T20I debut against England in September.
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman will continue to open the innings with the likes of Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, all-rounder Imad Wasim and Haris Sohail coming in the middle-order.
For Zimbabwe, former captain Brendon Taylor will the key. Blessing Muzarabani’s comeback is a huge boost for the team and the tall pacer will hope to make a memorable return to international cricket.
Here’s all you need to know about Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI:
When and what time will Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI begin?
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI will begin at 12:30 PM IST on October 30. The toss will take place at 12:00 PM IST.
Where will Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI take place?
The Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI match will be held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
Which channel will telecast Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI on TV in India?
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI will not have a live telecast in India. The match will be available only on PTV Sports.
How to watch the live streaming of Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI?
The match can be live streaming on the official YouTube channel of Pakistan Cricket.
Bangladesh tour of Pakistan Bangladesh, Finally Bangladesh coming to Pakistat to play a T20 Series. PCB trying to convince Bangladesh Cricket Board since november to confirm tour but there has been uncertainty regarding the home tour of Pakistan where team Bangladesh is scheduled to play test series and T20I series in Pakistan. Now Bangladesh agree to play 3 Matches t20 series in January and after they will Play 1 ODI and Test series in pakistan in next coming months.
The first match of the three-match series between Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket teams (AQL) will be played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Friday. Bangladesh team has arrived in Pakistan. The match will start at 2 pm as per Pakistan standard time. The Pakistan team will be led by Babar Azam, while the command of Bangladesh T20 team has been handed over to 33-year-old Mahmoodullah.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 Schedule
As per the official news, Bangladesh tour of Pakistan will be played in three phases. In the 1st phase team, Bangladesh will play three T20I as mentioned in Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 schedule in Lahore from 24th to 27th January. Team Bangladesh will then go back home and will again come back to Pakistan for the second phase on the 5th of February, 2020 to play one Test Match of Test Championship at Rawalpindi from 7-11 February, 2020. The third phase of Bangladesh tour of Pakistan 2020 will be played after Pakistan Super League and in the third phase of Pakistan cricket schedule 2020 another test match and one ODI will be played from 3rd April to 9th April 2020. The complete Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 series schedule is as follows.
|24th January, 2020||T20I||Lahore|
|27th January, 2020||T20I||Lahore|
|7-11 Febraury, 2020||Test Match||Rawalpindi|
|3rd April, 2020||ODI||Karachi|
|5-9 April 2020||Test Match||Karachi|
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 Series Broadcasters
The series will be played in three phases and Pakistan Cricket Board has the broadcasting rights for the series. The Bangladesh tour of Pakistan broadcast channel includes Sony, Ten Sports, PTV Sports, Gazi TV, SuperSport and Hotstar. Along, with major broadcasters, the complete series will be covered by ESPNCricinfo, CricinGif, Cricbuzz, and Hotstar mobile platform. The complete list of Bangladesh tour of Pakistan broadcast channel is as follows.
|Country||Ban Tour of Pakistan 2020 Broadcast Channels|
|Pakistan||SonyLiv, Ten Sports, PTVSports|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV (GTV), Maasranga Television, RabbitHole|
|Carribean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|UK & Ireland||BT Sports|
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 Series Tickets
The tickets for the highly anticipated Bangladesh tour of Pakistan 2020 will be sold on PCB official platform as well as PCB media partners like TCS Yayvo, Daraz and nationwide TCS local franchises where cricket fans from Pakistan can purchase the tickets and enjoy the competitive matches between two great Asian teams with a highly passionate cricket fanbase. The tickets price will be started from PKR 50 as revealed by PCB marketing sources which were also the case in the series against Sri Lanka which was also played back home.
Better security arrangements have been made during the series between the two teams. Security security arrangements have been made in the vicinity of Lahore’s Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. The Selection Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board has already announced the 15-member national squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh. Seven changes have been made to the 16-member National Twenty20 squad that departs for Australia in November.
According to the experienced Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez and Shaheen Shah Afridi have returned to the squad, Fakhr Zaman, Asif Ali, Harris Sohail, Imamul Haq, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Irfan have been dropped, Babar Azam team The other players are Ihsan Ali, Emad Butt, Haris Raf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Emad Wasim, Khushdal Shah, Mohammad H Faiz, Mohammad Hassanin, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Usman Qadir.