Christchurch, July 18 – New Zealand will host Australia for a Take a look at collection for the primary time in eight years within the upcoming summer season after internet hosting a Take a look at collection victory in opposition to South Africa as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday introduced the schedule for the 2023-24 house season.
The BlackCaps, who’ve by no means received a Take a look at collection in opposition to South Africa house or away, will sq. off in opposition to the Proteas in Tauranga (February 4 to eight) and Hamilton (February 13-17), forward of internet hosting World Take a look at Champions Australia for the primary time since 2016, in Wellington and Christchurch from February 29.
The New Zealand males’s workforce begins their house season with three ODIs and three T20Is in opposition to Bangladesh within the final two weeks of December 2023 earlier than internet hosting Pakistan in a five-match T20 collection from January 12 to 21, 2024.
The New Zealand males then tackle Australia in three T20Is from February 21 to 25, two of which might be performed at Eden Park as a build-up to their ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2024 marketing campaign.
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On the ladies’s aspect, New Zealand will host Pakistan in T20I and ODI collection between December 3 and 18, 2023 after which they’ll play 5 T20Is and three ODIs in opposition to England from March 19 and April 7.
England may even carry their A workforce for white ball collection in opposition to the New Zealand A workforce.
The primary New Zealand worldwide summer season to be screened reside on free-to-air TVNZ in 24 years.
NZC mentioned the house worldwide season contains ten double-headers (two video games back-to-back on the similar venue) in it makes an attempt to handle each the wants of various audiences and improve the effectivity of its taking part in programme in an period of local weather change consciousness.
NZC chief govt David White mentioned: “When it comes to venues with lights, we’ve been capable of schedule a number of back-to-back night time matches and day matches to make sure good alternatives for each households and grownup patrons, respectively, which we expect is nice for the sport,” he mentioned.
“It’s a method that additionally enhances our have to prioritise power effectivity – and to only do the proper factor as a sports activities organisation, given the challenges we’re dealing with from local weather change lately.”