NZ vs PAK 2024: Mohd. Rizwan Appointed as New Vice-Captain of Pakistan National Cricket Team in T20I Cricket, Shaheen Afridi will be the Captain: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Mohd. Rizwan is their new T20I vice-captain of Pakistan ahead of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand. However, Shaheen Shah Afridi will be leading the Pakistan National Cricket Team in T20I Cricket.
Pakistan will be playing with their new captain and vice-captain in the crucial T20I series against New Zealand After Babar Azam stepped down as captain of the Pakistan National Cricket Team. However, Both the players have lots of experience in International Cricket but captaincy comes with different pressures, which they are expected to maintain in this series.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has previously led the Pakistan team in a few games but now, he will lead the team as regular skipper. He hasn’t played the last test match against Australia to prepare himself for the T20I series against New Zealand. However, Mohd. Rizwan was part of the team and he played good cricket as well.
Mohd. Rizwan has played 85 T20I games for Pakistan and scored 2797 runs at an average of 49.1, which is pretty much decent at the position he came to bat in the team. Shaheen Shah Afridi has played 52 T20I games and taken 64 wickets at an average of 7.63, he needs to perform better in T20I cricket and it is now more important as he is currently leading the team.
Last Year, Pakistan and New Zealand played a five-match T20I series in Pakistan and the series ended with a draw by 2-2 and one match was washed out by rain. As the T20I World Cup 2024 gets nearer all the teams are preparing extensively for it and This five-match T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand is to check their bench strength and fix their weakness before the ICC mega event.
NZ vs PAK 2024 T20I Full Schedule:
- NZ vs PAK 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland – 12 January 2024
- NZ vs PAK 2nd T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton – 14 January 2024
- NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I at University Oval, Dunedin – 17 January 2024
- NZ vs PAK 4th T20I at Hagley Oval, Christchurch – 19 January 2024
- NZ vs PAK 5th T20I at Hagley Oval, Christchurch – 21 January 2024
NZ vs PAK 2024, Pakistan Squad for T20I Series against New Zealand:
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan (Vice-Captain\WK), Babar Azam, Aamir Jamal, Abbas Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Haseebullah, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Saim Ayub, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sahibzada Farhan, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.
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