Pakistan senior player Shoaib Malik and pacer Mohammad Aamir have been left out of the squad for the tour of New Zealand. Malik, 38, who has been playing only T20 cricket, has also been left out of the recently concluded Zimbabwe series.

With the latest development, it is doubtful that he will participate in the T20 World Cup to be held in India next year. 3 T20 matches between Pakistan and New Zealand on December 18, 20 and 22 ... Two Tests will be played at Mount Mangani (December 26–30) and Christchurch (January 3–7).