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Indian Cricket Teams to Tour New Zealand in Early 2019

The Indian Cricket Team is set to tour New Zealand for limited overs series from late January to mid-February in 2019. Both the men's and women's teams will feature in three T20I double-headers post their respective ODI series.

Cricketnext Staff |July 31, 2018, 5:30 PM IST
Indian Cricket Teams to Tour New Zealand in Early 2019

The Indian Cricket Team is set to tour New Zealand for limited overs series from late January to mid-February in 2019. Both the men's and women's teams will feature in three T20I double-headers post their respective ODI series.

While the men’s teams clash in a five-match ODI series, the women's teams will contest in the ICC Women's Championship fixtures, which will ascertain seven direct qualifiers (excluding the hosts) for the 2021 Women's World Cup to be held in New Zealand.

To facilitate viewer-friendly timings in India, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have pushed back the start of all games, except the second T20I, by one hour as per their agreement with India's host broadcaster.

The first and third T20Is will begin at 1:30pm IST, whereas the Auckland fixture will start an hour earlier. All five ODIs between the men's teams will start 8:30am IST.

India A will also be on tour along with the senior side, featuring in four-day matches against Mount Maunganui, Hamilton and Whangarei, and three one-day matches, at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui during the same period.

Apart from India, New Zealand will also be toured by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh either side of the India series respectively. The former will feature in two Tests, three ODIs and a lone T20I and the Tigers are set for a three-match Test series, followed by a three ODIs.

India’s tour of New Zealand Fixtures

ODI Series:

1st ODI: January 23, Napier

2nd ODI: January 26, Mount Maunganui

3rd ODI: January 28, Mount Maunganui

4th ODI: January 31, Hamilton

5th ODI: February 3, Wellington

T20I Series:

1st T20: February 6, Wellington

2nd T20: February 8, Auckland

3rd T20: February 10, Hamilton

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