New Zealand announce dates for Windies, India Tests
CRICKET: WELLINGTON, Aug 30 - New Zealand will play two test matches
and five one-day internationals against both West Indies and India, New
Zealand cricket announced on Friday. New Zealand will play tests against
West Indies in Dunedin and Napier in December before a series of ODIs
beginning on New Year's Eve and carrying through to Jan. 13.
They will play five ODIs in March against India ahead of tests in
Hamilton and Wellington in late March-early April.
The West Indies will also play two Twenty20 internationals and India
one. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said he was looking forward to
facing the contrasting styles of the two countries.
"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," Vettori said.
Dec 11-15: First Test, University Oval, Dunedin
Dec 19-23: Second Test, McLean Park, Napier
Dec 26: Twenty20 International, Eden Park, Auckland
Dec 28: Twenty20 International, Seddon Park, Hamilton
Dec 31: First ODI at Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Jan 3: Second ODI, AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Jan 7: Third ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Jan 10: Fourth ODI, Eden Park, Auckland
Jan 13: Fifth ODI, McLean Park, Napier
March 6: Twenty20 International, Westpac Stadium Wellington
March 8: First ODI, McLean Park, Napier
March 11: Second ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
March 14: Third ODI, Eden Park, Auckland
March 17: Fourth ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
March 20: Fifth ODI, AMI Stadium, Wellington
March 22-24: New Zealand XI, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
March 26-30: First Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton
April 3-7: Second Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington.