New Zealand to tour Scotland in 2020
Scotland will host the World Cup finalist New Zealand for one-off ODI in 2020. It will be their first meeting since 2008 at home.
Scotland are all set to host New Zealand for the first time after 2008 for one-off ODI. However, the two teams have faced thrice between these years including their meeting at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Dunedin where New Zealand registered a close three-wicket win en route to a maiden final.
Cricket Scotland’s High Performance Manager Simon Smith said:
“We look forward to welcoming New Zealand’s men to Scotland for the first time since 2008. There is a close bond between our nations, and the clash in Dunedin during the 2015 Cricket World Cup was a special occasion marked fittingly by a closely-fought contest played in typically good spirit,” Smith said of their previous meeting.”
The one-off contest will take place on June 26, 2020 with the venue yet to be confirmed.
For the record, the two teams have clashed thrice before in ODIs in 1999 (Edinburgh), 2008 (Aberdeen) and 2015 (Dunedin) with Blackcaps emerging winners on all thee occasions.