Kane Williamson
New Zealand with the ICC WTC Mace [Image- Getty]

The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced their 2022 season where the men will host Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, and the Netherlands, while the women’s side will welcome India as well.

The season will start with a two-Test series against Bangladesh in January followed by a trip to Australia for 3 ODIs and a one-off T20I.

Kane Williamson’s side will then face South Africa in 2 Test matches at home in March; both the Test series are part of the second cycle of the WTC. New Zealand will begin their WTC defence against India in Kanpur and Mumbai from November 25. They will also fly to England next June for a 3-Test series.

New Zealand vs Australia
New Zealand vs Australia. Image-Twitter

New Zealand and Australia, the two sides who will meet this Sunday in the T20 Men’s World Cup 2021 final, will also clash in a three-match T20I series, to be played in March.

Their home season concludes with a one-off T20I and 3 ODIs against the Netherlands. These three ODIs as well as those against Australia will be part of the ICC ODI Super League.

The women’s team, meanwhile, is set to host India in a home series in February which comprises a one-off T20I followed by five ODIs, helping the teams in preparation for the Women’s 50-over World Cup which will also take place in New Zealand in March-April 2022. The Women’s World Cup was postponed by a year due to the pandemic.

New Zealand Team
New Zealand Team (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand’s Summer Schedule 2022:

New Zealand Men vs Bangladesh – Test series

Date Match Venue
Jan 1-5 1st Test Bay Oval, Tauranga
Jan 9-13 2nd Test Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand Men’s tour of Australia

Date Match Venue
Jan 30 1st ODI Optus Stadium, Perth
Feb 2 2nd ODI Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Feb 5 3rd ODI Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Feb 8 Only T20I Manuka Oval, Canberra

New Zealand Women vs India

Date Match Venue
Feb 9 Only T20I McLean Park, Napier
Feb 11 1st ODI McLean Park, Napier
Feb 14 2nd ODI Saxton Oval, Nelson
Feb 16 3rd ODI Saxton Oval, Nelson
Feb 22 4th ODI John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Feb 24 5th ODI John Davies Oval, Queenstown

New Zealand Men vs South Africa – Test series

Date Match Venue
Feb 17-21 1st Test Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb 25-Mar 1 2nd Test Basin Reserve, Wellington

New Zealand Men vs Australia

Date Match Venue
Mar 17 1st T20I Sky Stadium, Wellington
Mar 18 2nd T20I Sky Stadium, Wellington
Mar 20 3rd T20I McLean Park, Napier

New Zealand Men vs the Netherlands

Date Match Venue
Mar 25 Only T20I Bay Oval, Tauranga
Mar 29 1st ODI University Oval, Dunedin
April 2 2nd ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton
April 4 3rd ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton

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