The Black Caps has been scheduled to highlight the resumption of a home season with a series against West Indies in November and the White Ferns has been planned to host England in next year’s February.
The international season in New Zealand will start out a three-match T20I series against West Indies on Nov. 27 at Eden Park. After that, the sides will play two Tests of the ICC World Test Championship.
That series then will be followed by visits from Australia, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The series against Pakistan also features three T20Is, starting on Dec. 18. New Zealand, currently placed fourth on the points table, hopes to utilize home advantage to improve the ranks.
Meanwhile, Australia is hoped to arrive for a five-match T20I series in February and Bangladesh will take a tour to round off the men’s season in March. Although the final two tours are pending government approval, NZC CEO David White is confident of being agreed in due course.
With two ICC Men’s T20 World Cups planned in the two coming years, the schedule prioritizes the game’s shortest format. The upcoming timetable features ODI matches only against Bangladesh. The three-match series will mark the starting of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League of New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND 2020-21 SEASON SCHEDULE
Vs. West Indies
Nov. 27, 2020: 1st T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
Nov. 29, 2020: 2nd T20I, Bay Oval, Tauranga
Nov. 30, 2020: 3rd T20I, Bay Oval, Tauranga
Dec. 03-07: 1st Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton
Dec. 11-15: 2nd Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington
Dec. 18: 1st T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
Dec. 20: 2nd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton
Dec. 22: 3rd T20I, McLean Park, Napier
Dec. 26-30: 1st Test, Bay Oval, Tauranga
Jan. 3-7: 2nd Test, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb. 22: 1st T20I, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb. 25: 2nd T20I, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
Mar. 3: 3rd T20I, Sky Stadium, Wellington
Mar. 5: 4th T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
Mar. 7: 5th T20I, Bay Oval, Tauranga
Mar. 13: 1st ODI, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
Mar. 17: 2nd ODI, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Mar. 20: 3rd ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington
Mar. 23: 1st T20I, McLean Park, Napier
Mar. 26: 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
Mar. 28: 3rd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton.