West Indies Tour of New Zealand 2020-21: The international season in New Zealand to commence with the T20I and Test series against West Indies (WI vs NZL), set to begin on November 27 at Eden Park. Following the three T20Is, the sides will play two Tests as part of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The complete schedule and fixtures are mentioned below.
It would be the first international tour of both of West Indies as well as of The Black Caps after the Covid-19 pandemic, the WI squad is scheduled to depart for New Zealand on November 20. The Kiwis are set to mark the start of a busy 2020-21 home season with a series to kick off against all-mighty West Indies.
That series will be followed by visits from Pakistan, Australia, and Bangladesh. The series against Pakistan will also feature three T20Is, starting 18 December, followed by two ICC World Test Championship matches, including a Boxing Day Test at Mount Maunganui. New Zealand, placed fourth on the WTC points table at present, will hope to utilize home advantage to climb up the ranks.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday announced the T20I and Test squads for the upcoming series against West Indies, with Kane Williamson and Trent Boult being rested for the T20Is. Also, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced their squads for the proposed tour of New Zealand for three T20Is and two Test matches. Interestingly, Kieron Pollard named West Indies captain for the three-match T20I series against the Kiwis.
West Indies Tour of New Zealand Full schedule:
1st T20 Match - West Indies vs New Zealand
Nov 27, Friday at Eden Park, Auckland
11:30 AM IST
06:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local Time
2nd T20 Match - West Indies vs New Zealand
Nov 29, Sunday at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
6:30 AM IST
01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM Local
3rd T20 Match - West Indies vs New Zealand
Nov 30, Monday at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
06:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local
1st Test Match - West Indies vs New Zealand
Dec 03, Thursday - Dec 07, Monday at Seddon Park, Hamilton
3:30 AM (Dec 03)
10:00 PM GMT (Dec 02) / 11:00 AM Local
2nd Test Match - West Indies vs New Zealand
Dec 11, Friday - Dec 15, Tuesday at Basin Reserve, Wellington
3:30 AM (Dec 11)
10:00 PM GMT (Dec 10) / 11:00 AM Local