Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, has attributed the national team’s dreadful performance during the New Zealand tour to prolonged quarantine after arriving in the island nation.
Pakistan team had landed in Christchurch on 24 November 2020 before going into a two-week mandatory quarantine required by the New Zealand government.
New Zealand’s health ministry allowed the visiting team to train just one week before the first T20I that took place in Auckland on 18 December.
Pakistan suffered a blow as Babar Azam was ruled out of the tour after suffering a fractured thumb in a practice session. Shadab Khan was named the T20I captain while Mohammad Rizwan led the team in the Test series.
Pakistan took on New Zealand in 3 T20Is and 2 Tests. New Zealand won the T20I series by 2-1 and the Test series by 2-0.