New Zealand announce revised Bangladesh series schedule
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has rescheduled the fixtures for men’s series against Bangladesh and women’s series against Australia.
Bangladesh’s schedule in New Zealand has been pushed back by seven days to allow the visitors take adequate preparations. The visitors will play their first match after five days of training in Down Under.
“New Zealand Cricket wishes to advise of a change to the upcoming tour schedules for the Bangladesh men and Australia women’s teams, caused by ongoing challenges in the current COVID-19 environment and the need to allow visiting sides adequate preparation for international commitments,” a NZC release said.
Bangladesh will play three ODIs and three T20Is on the tour. The previous schedule had the ODIs on March 13, 17 and 20, and the T20Is on 23, 26 and 28 in the same month.
As per the new schedule, the ODIs will be played on the 20th, 23rd and 26th. The T20Is will be held on March on 28, 30 and April 1.
The venues for T20Is have been interchanged and New Zealand have taken the opportunity to hold double-header T20Is with New Zealand women facing Australia women on the same days. Later the two sides will meet in three ODIs.
Bangladesh are currently playing against West Indies at home, making their return to international cricket post-pandemic. They have a Test tour to Sri Lanka either in April or June. Sri Lanka will visit Bangladesh for three ODIs in May.
New Zealand men have played West Indies and Pakistan in Tests and T20Is in their home 2020-21 summer.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021 fixtures:
Mar 20: 1st ODI, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
Mar 23: 2nd ODI, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Mar 26: 3rd ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington
Mar 28: 1st T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton
Mar 30: 2nd T20I, McLean Park, Napier
Apr 1: 3rd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland