AUCKLAND - The Pakistan cricket team reached in the country on Sunday ready to get stuck into their two-month tour of New Zealand. But continuing rain from the weekend has cast dark clouds over the first match of the tour at Colin Maiden Park in St John, where Pakistan is scheduled to play Auckland in a T20 match. Manager Intikhab Alam and coach Waqar Younis told reporters Pakistan was here to play strong, competitive cricket on their tour, which includes three T20s, two tests and six ODIs. While he wants Pakistan to be successful in all three formats, coach Younis admitted that his mind is at least partly on the World Cup, starting in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh on February 19. "We want to try and make sure we play the best cricket we can in this series and also be prepared for the World Cup," Younis said. "It is in our part of the world and it's a very important tournament. All formats of the game are important and we want to make sure we deliver in all three forms." Both men pointed to the historic difficulty of beating New Zealand in home conditions - while noting their hosts' dismal record of late. While New Zealand were beaten in their recent tours of Bangladesh and India, Pakistan drew their test series against South Africa and lost the ODIs 3-2.