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gary stead[photo: Sportstar: Hindu]

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead is hoping that the team performs great in the upcoming series against India.

New Zealand will play the three-match T20 Internationals series against India which will begin from 17 November at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, the second T20I will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on November 19, and the third one at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on November 21.

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After that, the teams will also lock horns in the two-Test matches, the first Test match of the series will begin on November 25 at Green Park, Kanpur and the second Test will commence from December 3 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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Gary Stead. (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand on Sunday lost the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia and just a couple of days later they will lock horns with India in the T20I series. Talking about this New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said that it will be tough and challenging for the team to immediately play another series.

It’s the first time that I can remember that we’re so quickly into another series immediately at the back end of the T20 World Cup. It’s definitely tough and challenging but it is what is in front of us. We’ve got nine-ten guys in India already who are preparing for those Test matches, and hopefully, we can get up and have a really great performance against India,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Stead as saying.

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Gary Stead (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Gary Stead also gave a fitness update on the star speedster Lockie Ferguson who got ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 due to a calf tear and said that they are expecting him to be available for selection in the upcoming days. Stead stated:

In terms of Lockie, I think he is pretty close. We will just make sure we get over there, travel okay and there are no issues like seizing up on the flight or anything like that. But I’d expect that he’s going to be available for selection, which will be fantastic.”

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and head coach Gary Stead. Credits: Twitter

Gary Stead further added:

With all the guys that are going to prepare for the Test matches, we just have to make that call over there — whether we think it’s in the best interests of them and also in the best interests of the team being that the Test matches are more of our priority, I think, in the next month than what the T20 matches will be.”

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