of Pakistan 1990-91 Captain : Martin Crowe
27th official Test
Sixth Test-playing tour of Pakistan
by New Zealand
New Zealand began a new era with one of
its least experienced touring sides. Six senior players made themselves
unavailable for the tour of Pakistan,
while Millmow and Thomson from the England tour were discarded. Also
Bob Cunis, for three years the team’s assistant manager and cricket coach,
was unavailable because his daughter was getting married.
Imran Khan declined to play
at such a hot time of year and against such a weakened side, but with Waqar Younis, Pakistan unearthed a new opening
bowler of extreme pace to replace him. Deprived of the star players and faced
by such a fast bowling attack, Martin Crowe frequently said he hoped the
could at least get through one match against Pakistan without defeat, but
this was not to be. New Zealand
lost all three Tests and three one-day internationals.
Bowlers on both sides
interfered with the condition of the ball. The New Zealanders alleged that
the Pakistanis started the practice but Chris Pringle then deliberately and
openly did so and showed the amount of swing he could obtain by taking 7 for
52 in the final Test at Faisalabad.
The BCCP switched the third
Test from Karachi to Faisalabad owing to the threat of election
The team sponsors were DB
Draught, who nicknamed the team as the "Young Guns"
All New Zealand
Next tour of
Members of the Test
tour party (15)
batsman: Trevor Franklin,
batsmen Martin Crowe, Dipak Patel, Mark Greatbatch,
Philip Horne, Ken Rutherford
Wicket-keeper: Ian Smith, Adam Parore
Grant Bradburn, Mark Priest
Danny Morrison, Shane Roberts, Chris Pringle, Willie Watson
G E Bradburn
M D Crowe
T J Franklin
M J Greatbatch
P A Horne
D K Morrison
A C Parore
D N Patel
M W Priest
S J Roberts
K R Rutherford
I D S Smith
D J White
A - Auckland (8)
C - Canterbury (2)
CD - Central Districts (1)
ND - Northern Districts (2)
O - Otago (1)
W - Wellington (1)
Horne did not appear for Auckland
in 1989-90 as he was a member of the Commonwealth Games badminton team
age of team at time of first Test
(10 Octoberr 1990) :
yrs 10 months
ODI played in Wills one-day series
Appearances made before the tour
Smith 55, Crowe 51, Rutherford
22, Morrison 16, Franklin 15, Greatbatch 14, Patel 8, Watson 3, Horne 3, Priest 1, Parore 1, Bradburn 0, Pringle 0, Roberts 0, White 0.
Saleh was the assistant station manager of Pakistan International Airlines
(PIA) office at Lahore.
Chris Pringle has written that he was responsible for baggage during the
Don Neely (Chairman), Warren Lees (coach), Bruce Taylor.
Crowe was appointed as the new captain.
Unavailable: Sir Richard Hadlee and Martin Snedden (both
retired); John Wright (the former captain), Jeff Crowe, John Bracewell,
Bob Cunis, the coach, was not
available either and was replaced by Warren Lees.
Tour Party Announced : 11 August
Not selected : Shane Thomson.
between selection and departure from New Zealand
August to 27 September)
A pre-tour training camp was
held at Devonport Naval Base and Eden
Park, Auckland, starting on 13 September 1990.
The team flew from Auckland Airport
and arrived at Karachi
at 2 am on 28 September 1990 after an 18-hour journey.
spent in Pakistan
September - 8 November)
Martin Crowe, Ian Smith, Warren Lees.
Karachi City CA
P I A
PAKISTAN First Test
LOST inns 43
PAKISTAN Second Test
LOST 9 w
PAKISTAN Third Test
LOST 65 r
Pakistan (1st ODI)
Lost 19 r
Pakistan (2nd ODI)
Lost 8 w
Pakistan (3rd ODI)
Lost 105 r
† not first-class
§ one-day international
Time spent in Pakistan before First Test:
(28 September - 10 October)
appearances on tour
3 - Bradburn,
Crowe, Franklin, Greatbatch, Morrison, Patel, Pringle, Rutherford, Smith, Watson
2 - White
1 - Horne
0 - Parore, Priest, Roberts.
played in only one match all tour and did not bat
• Rutherford (79) and Crowe (68*) played
defiant innings at Karachi
as the rest of the batting collapsed.
• Martin Crowe scored 108* batting for more
than nine hours to hold up Pakistan
• At Faisalabad Danny Morrison batted 242 minutes for 25
• Chris Pringle recorded the third best NZ bowling
figures (7-52) at Faisalabad;
with 4-100 in the 2nd innings, he became only the second New Zealander to
take ten wickets in a Test match.
Other first-class matches
† Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
to New Zealand
Departure was from Karachi on the morning
of 8 November 1990, as the West Indians flew in for their Test series. The Kiwis arrived home on 9 November,
landing at Auckland
away from New Zealand 43
September to 9 November)
The Pakistan Board guaranteed
the sum of US $200 000 for the tour.