The Pakistan tour of New Zealand kick starts tomorrow with the first T20 International. The match will be played in Auckland, New Zealand and it will start at 6:00 AM Pakistan Standard Time.
Both Pakistan and New Zealand are going through tough times. Pakistan are battling against corruption charges and poor form whereas New Zealand are also not having the best of times in the cricket field.
New Zealand recently toured Bangladesh Sri Lanka and India and were unable to win any of their 11 ODI and 3 Test matches. So it seems they would not be high on confidence to start with. That being said it is obvious that conditions in New Zealand are well suited to New Zealand and Pakistan's performance in the recent past hasn't been up to the mark.
In a nutshell, tomorrows game is an opportunity for both the teams to make immense for their poor performances of late. It would be an evenly matched contest with both teams having their own sets of issues to deal with.
Stats: Pakistan have won 4 out of 5 T20 Internationals versus New Zealand.
Article by Zuhair Anwar