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07-Sep-2008 09:00:00 GMT
India & WI tour of New Zealand

New Zealand Will Face India And West Indies In The Coming Season

Auckland: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said Friday both teams would provide a good measure of where New Zealand was placed in world cricket.

"It will be nice to face the contrasting styles of the West Indies and India this summer," Vettori said.

"They are two teams who are both on the rise, and they will provide a good measure of where we are at in our own development."

In Test cricket New Zealand currently rank a lowly seventh, four places behind India but one ahead of the West Indies. But in one-day internationals, New Zealand are third, one place ahead of India and five in front of the West Indies.

New Zealand Cricket said the West Indies were due to arrive in December, playing two Tests ahead of two Twenty20 games and five one-day internationals.

India arrive in March for a Twenty20 match, followed by five one dayers and two Tests.

West Indies tour

Dec 5-7 Warm up, Auckland
Dec 11-15, 1st Test, Dunedin
Dec 19-23, 2nd Test, Napier
Dec 26, 1st Twenty20 international, Auckland
Dec 28, 2nd Twenty20 international, Hamilton
Dec 31, 1st ODI, Queenstown
Jan 3, 2nd ODI, Christchurch
Jan 7, 3rd  ODI, Wellington
Jan 10, 4th ODI, Auckland
Jan 13, 5th ODI, Napier

India tour

March 6, Twenty20 international, Wellington
March 8, 1st ODI, Napier
March 11, 2nd ODI, Hamilton
March 14, 3rd ODI, Auckland
March 17, 4th ODI, Wellington
March 20, 5th ODI, Christchurch
March 22-24, Warm up, Lincoln University
March 26-30, 1st Test, Hamilton
April 3-7, 2nd Test, Wellington

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