New Zealand have announced their tour to the UAE commencing with the T20I series in Abu Dhabi on October 31st.
The Blackcaps will play three T20Is, three ODIs and three Test Matches between October 31-December 7.
The 29-year-old Ajaz Patel is likely to make his Test debut against Pakistan. He has been the Plunket Shield’s top wicket-taker for the last three seasons, in the most recent campaign claiming 48 wickets at 21.52.
The tour to the United Arab of Emirates will kick off the international summer for the Kiwis before they head home to face Sri Lanka in a series starting on December 15th.