India women's cricket team.
India women's cricket team. Credits: Twitter

New Zealand women’s team will host India’s women team for limited-overs fixtures next year, just ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup starting in March. Mithali Raj and her teammates will tour to New Zealand somewhere in February to play five One-Day Internationals and one T20I match.

India women to prepare for ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand ODIs

New Zealand Women's
New Zealand Women’s. Image Credits: Twitter.

India will have a great time to prepare themselves during their ODI series against the White Ferns. The World Cup was postponed by a year owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand men’s cricket team, who are the current holders of the ICC World Test Championship, will play in a two-match Test series against South Africa at home in late February.

The Black Caps will be waiting for that series as they have never defeated the Proteas in a Test series.

New Zealand will host Bangladesh for two-Test at the beginning of the new year. All four Test matches will be part of their 2012/23 WTC title defence.

India series is a crucial part of the New Zealand women team’s World Cup preparations: David White

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said that their women’s team will have a crucial series against India and also noted the men’s team fixtures for the new cycle of WTC.

“It hasn’t been a straightforward process, and we’ve needed to work through a number of unexpected changes before finalizing the arrangements,” White said in a statement.

David White
David White (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Having said that, I’m delighted with the volume and quality of the international cricket to be played over the summer, particularly given the importance of, and the relevance connected to these games. The India series is a crucial part of the WHITE FERNS’ World Cup preparations.

“The four Tests are very important for the BLACKCAPS in terms of their World Test Championship defence. And, as part of the ICC Super League, the BLACKCAPS’ six ODIs carry similar significance,” he added.

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand will face Trans-Tasman rivals Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 final on November 14 in Dubai.

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