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24 January 2018 Last updated 14 minutes ago

National cricket squad arrives in NZealand, starts preparing for Test series

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Led by Captain Misbah-ul- Haq the national cricket squad has arrived in New Zealand.

Pakistan squad has put the camp up in Nelson and would undergo an all out practice at newly constructed Saxston Oval Ground where the visitors will play the first warm-up three-day match against New Zealand A team from November 11 to 13.

The New Zealand Board has announced a team comprising rising players lead by Henry Nicholas.

Pakistani squad will undertake a vigorous practice over the next five days for fast and bouncy track as well as bowling to get acquainted with conditions entirely different from that in the UAE where it played nine matches against the West Indies eight of whom it had won.

The new Saxston Oval Ground has facilities for indoor practice as well as gymnasium practice.

Visitor Pakistan will play two tests against host New Zealand.

The first Test will be played at Christchurch from November 17 to 21. The second Test will be played from November 25 to 29 at Hamilton.