India New Zealand ODIs & T20Is Series
India to play a series of 5 ODIs and 3 T20s against New Zealand from 23 January till 10 February.
It will be of 40 days International cricket, but the top-ranked team India will not play test with the kiwis.
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They will just play five One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand.
New Zealand Will Host Sri Lanka For Test
New Zealand is back with the boxing day test match in their cricket calendar. They are going to host Sri Lanka in Christchurch in one of the games on a weighted domestic cricket schedule for the 2018-2019 hot.
But there will be a day-night test against Bangladesh, and this will be the second pink ball test in New Zealand, as the last session was against England at Eden Park. Bangladesh officials have done off the schedule after a change.
Before the India Tour, Sri Lanka will play two tests and three ODIs in December 2018 and January 2019. While Bangladesh will play three test and three ODIs February and March.
New Zealand has a very tight schedule before the ICC world cup 2019, and it will be a good practice for them.
Boxing Days Tests
New Zealand sees the South Island Town’s Hagley Oval as Premier cricket venue, a step ahead of Eden Park, where world cup semi-final was hosted in 2015. This was the decision, to award the boxing tests to Christchurch.
New Zealand To Moves Cricket Avenue In Auckland
Only two twenty20 matches will be played in Eden Park against Sri Lanka on January 2019, and India On February 8th as gradually New Zealand will move towards a cricket avenue in Auckland.
The stadium is restricted around night time events, there is a 60,000 seat stadium in a residential area.
Hagley Park and Wellington Basin Reserve will host two of five tests of New Zealand and rest will be hosted by Hamilton’s Seddon Park.
All the Details for the schedule for White Ferns and Boxing Days Tests are here.
Bangladesh Considered a Day Night Test
From February, 28, Bangladesh considered a day night test at Hamilton. But due to the Insufficient preparation, they have rejected the proposal.
New Zealand chief operating officer Anthony Crummy said,” we were ready to hold the match at day night but Bangladesh thought they aren’t prepared for the match. They do not have lots of preparation for the first class cricket nor they have played a day-night match.
He further added we respect the decision of Bangladesh. And I am sure the day-night cricket will continue soon.
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