Pakistan cricket team reached New Zealand from Dubai to play two match test series starting from 17th of November. Meanwhile, New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the first test against Pakistan after fracturing his right wrist while training for a domestic game.
He was struck on the wrist while at practice for northern districts, ahead of their Plunket shield game against Canterbury. In a release, New Zealand cricket said an x-ray revealed the fracture, which also put him in doubt for the second test.
The two-test series begins in christchurch on november 17, with the second match due to begin on november 25 in hamilton.
Pakistan will have to win the series if they have to retain their position in the icc test rankings. Pakistan presently stands second in the rankings after india.