‘Excited to be playing cricket back in Pakistan,’ says Kane Williamson

‘Excited to be playing cricket back in Pakistan,’ says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson — AFP/file

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he is excited and looking forward to the dual series against Pakistan.

In a video shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Williamson said: “It’s really exciting to be playing cricket back in Pakistan.

“Pakistan has a rich cricketing history and some incredible matches are being played there. We are really looking forward to that experience.”

The Kiwi skipper also lauded the Men in Green and captain Babar Azam.

“Pakistan has a team formidable in all formats. We know it’s a tough task but one challenge we look forward to as a team is that they are always balanced.”

“Babar is at the top of the world. As I said, it’s a big challenge,” he maintained.

The Blackcaps will play two Tests as part of their World Test Championship title defence and three World Cup Super League fixtures from December 27 to January 15.

The Karachi Test will be New Zealand’s first in the metropolis since October 1990.

Williamson’s side — on the tour’s first leg — will play Test matches in Karachi from December 27-31 and January 4-8 in Multan. The team will then return to the port city to play three ICC Super League matches from January 11-15.

The second leg of the tour will have five T20Is and as many ODIs. Karachi will host four T20Is from April 13-19, while one T20I and two ODIS will be played in Lahore from April 23- 28.

The final leg of the series will return to Rawalpindi for three ODIs from May 1-7

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