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New Zealand unveils their complete fixtures for ICC World Test Championship 2023-25


New Zealand Cricket (NZC), on Saturday, unveiled the fixtures of their men’s team for the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25. This cycle of the Blackcaps is set to include several intriguing series against formidable opponents.

Similar to the previous two WTC editions, Tim Southee and Co. will play three away series and three on home soil.

Here are the complete schedule of the Blackcaps for the 2023-25 World Test Championship:

New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2023

The Blackcaps have reached Bangladesh for a challenging two-Test series. Seeking redemption for a previous defeat suffered at home against Bangladesh, New Zealand aims to turn the tables in these encounters.

  • 1st Test: Nov 28-Dec 02, Sylhet
  • 2nd Test: Dec 06-Dec 10, Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2024

New Zealand will host South Africa for a two-match Test series in early 2024. This anticipated clash is scheduled to take place in February, promising cricket enthusiasts an exciting start to the New Year.

  • 1st Test: Feb 04-Feb 08, Mount Maunganui
  • 2nd Test: Feb 13-Feb 17: Hamilton

Australia tour of New Zealand, 2024

Following the South Africa series, Australia is next in line to tour New Zealand. This two-match WTC series is expected to unfold in the window of February to March, just before the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • 1st Test: Feb 29-Mar 04, Wellington
  • 2nd Test: Mar 08-Mar 12, Christchurch

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New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 2024

The Kiwis will set their sights on Sri Lanka in the latter part of 2024 for a challenging away series. This two-match series against Sri Lanka will take place in September-October, promising intense cricketing action.

New Zealand tour of India, 2024

Subsequently, New Zealand will head to India for their only away three-Test series in the 2023-25 WTC cycle. The Kiwis are slated to be in India in October-November, engaging in a battle of skills across three Test matches against the formidable Indian side.

England tour of New Zealand, 2024

The culmination of New Zealand’s journey in this WTC cycle will feature a compelling three-match series against England. The Blackcaps will host this series in November-December, providing a fitting conclusion to their WTC campaign.

This itinerary promises cricket enthusiasts a thrilling series of encounters, showcasing the competitive spirit of international Test cricket.

Also READ: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon shares his honest thoughts on England’s ‘bazball’ approach

*Dates and venues of Sri Lanka, India and England series are yet to be confirmed.

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