Team India will be touring New Zealand for the next 45 days. India will play 5 T20, 3 ODI and 2 Tests against New Zealand.
The T20 series will provide India with a good opportunity to look at their team with T20 World Cup in mind.The 2 tests will be part of ICC Test Championship which India is currently leading.
Here is the schedule of India’s tour of New Zealand:
|1st T20||24 January||Auckland||12:30 PM|
|2nd T20||26 January||Auckland||12:30 PM|
|3rd T20||29 January||Hamilton||12:30 PM|
|4th T20||31 January||Wellington||12:30 PM|
|5th T20||2 February||Maunganui||12:30 PM|
|1st ODI||5 February||Hamilton||7:30 AM|
|2nd ODI||8 February||Auckland||7:30 AM|
|3rd ODI||11 February||Maunganui||7:30 AM|
|1st Test||21-25 February||Wellington||4 AM|
|2nd Test||29 February – 4 March||Christchurch||4 AM|
New Zealand is know for its picturesque small grounds. So, expect huge scores in T20 and One Day Internationals.
Team India for the tour of New Zealand:
ODI: Virat Kohli (C), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav.
Test: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuman Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma*
*Subject to medical clearance
T20: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.
Telecast: Matches will be telecast on Star Sports Network and Hotstar.
Last Series Result:
India traveled to New Zealand in January-February 2019 as well. India played a 5 ODI series and 3 T20 series.
India won the ODI series 4-1 but lost the T20 series 2-1.
Here are pictures of the beautiful grounds India will be playing on in new Zealand: