Pakistan vs New Zealand: Live streaming, TV channel, team news and start time for 1st T20 cricket international in Abu Dhabi

PAKISTAN welcome New Zealand to the UAE for the opening T20 of their winter series following a 3-0 whitewash over Australia.

The Shaheen's limited overs players are in good form and have high hopes for the Cricket World Cup next summer having won last year's ICC Champions Trophy.

 Pakistan followed up a good Test series win over Australia with victory in the T20 internationals

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Pakistan followed up a good Test series win over Australia with victory in the T20 internationals

What time does Pakistan vs New Zealand start?

THIS first T20 and opening game of the series is set for Wednesday, October 31.

Things get going at 4pm UK time, which is 8pm in Dubai.

Which TV channel can I watch it on?

UNFORTUNATELY this series isn't being broadcast live on UK TV.

Viewers in Pakistan can watch the T20 series on PTV Sports.

What is the tour schedule?

  • October 31: 1st Twenty20 international, Abu Dhabi 4pm (all times GMT)
  • November 2: 2nd Twenty20 international, Dubai 4pm 
  • November 4: 3rd Twenty20 international, Dubai 4pm
  • November 7: 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi (d/n)12pm
  • November 9: 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi (d/n) 12pm
  • November 11: 3rd ODI, Dubai (d/n) 12pm
  • November 16-20: 1st Test, Abu Dhabi 6am
  • November 24-28: 2nd Test, Dubai 6am
  • December 3-7: 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi 6am

What is the team news?

Pakistan squad: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Tallat, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan Shanwari, Hassan Ali, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ajaz Patel

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PAKISTAN welcome New Zealand to the UAE for the opening T20 of their winter series following a 3-0 whitewash over Australia.