Auckland: Cricket fans can look forward to one of the biggest home international programmes in New Zealand history this summer with visits from England, India, Australia, the South African women’s side, and India A.
The international summer will start early, with England arriving in late October ahead of playing five T20s and two Tests – the first at Bay Oval, which will become New Zealand’s ninth Test venue.
The Blackcaps return home after playing a three Test series in Australia to prepare for the arrival of India in late January, a blockbuster of a tour which includes five T20s, three ODIs and two Tests, to be played at the Basin Reserve and Hagley Oval, respectively.
Features of this visit include a World Test Championship clash between the World No.1 and No.2 ranked sides, and the return to Eden Park for an intensive period of white ball cricket which also incorporates two ODIs between the WHITE FERNS and South Africa on the Outer Oval.
The Kiwis will also see a lot of Australia over the duration of the summer; travelling across the Tasman for a Test series in December-January, and again for an ODI series in March, before hosting a three-match T20 series at the end of the season.
New Zealand vs England
November 1: 1st T20I at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
November 3: 2nd T20I at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
November 5: 3rd T20I at Saxton Oval, Nelson
November 8: 4th T20I at McLean Park, Napier
November 10: 5th T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
November 21-25: 1st Test at Bay Oval, Tauranga
November 29-December 3: 2nd Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton
New Zealand vs India
January 24: 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
January 26: 2nd T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
January 29: 3rd T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton
January 31: 4th T20I at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
February 2: 5th T20I at Bay Oval, Tauranga
February 5: 1st ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton
February 8: 2nd ODI at Eden Park, Auckland
February 11: 3rd ODI at Bay Oval, Tauranga
February 21-25: 1st Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington
February 29-March 4: 2nd Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
New Zealand vs Australia
March 24: 1st T20 at University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
March 27: 2nd T20 at Eden Park, Auckland
March 29: 3rd T20 at Hagley Oval Christchurch