Green Shirts arrived in Tauranga for their first test match against Kiwis scheduled on 26 December in Mount Maunganui.
As per reports, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed their arrival by posting pictures of players on their official social media accounts.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 23, 2020
After losing the T20 series 2-1, Pakistan will now playtest series against New Zealand, Mohammad Rizwan will lead the side in Babar’s absence.
Hafeez and Imad left the test squad because Hafeez will go back to Pakistan from Auckland, whereas, imad will join Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League (BBL)
Mohammad Rizwan (captain for 1st Test), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah, and Zafar Gohar. (Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, and Shadab Khan not available for the first Test).