The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the schedule for New Zealand‘s upcoming multi-format tour. In a thrilling showdown set to captivate fans, Bangladesh will host New Zealand in a riveting series spanning both One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Test matches.
The itinerary, revealed by the BCB, outlines the commencement of the three-match ODI series, slated to kick off on September 21. Meanwhile, the two-match Test series is earmarked for November and December, immediately following the culmination of the ODI World Cup 2023 in India.
This landmark tour holds special significance as it marks New Zealand’s first Test and ODI assignments on Bangladeshi soil since 2013. The anticipation is palpable, as the Black Caps prepare to acclimate to sub-continental conditions in preparation for the subsequent mega-showpiece event. The ODIs are slated to take place at the iconic Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, while details about the venues for the Test series are yet to be unveiled.
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New Zealand’s past encounters on Bangladesh soil
The upcoming tour signifies a decade-long hiatus for New Zealand, as the Black Caps have not engaged in Test or ODI matches on Bangladeshi terrain for the past ten years. In their previous ODI assignment here, New Zealand endured a challenging 0-3 whitewash. The accompanying Test series consisted of two matches, both of which culminated in draws.
In more recent times, New Zealand embarked on a five-match T20I series in Bangladesh during 2021, resulting in a closely contested 3-2 series victory for the hosts.
New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023:
- First ODI: September 21, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.
- Second ODI: September 23, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.
- Third ODI: September 26, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.
- First Test: November 28 to December 2
- Second Test: December 6 to December 10
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