On Tuesday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced that the New Zealand women’s cricket team also known as the White Ferns will host Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series and a three-match ODI series in December this year.
The bilateral series will be played from December 4 to December 18, starting with three T20Is and then followed by as many ODIs. This will be the White Ferns’ first home series under the new coach Ben Sawyer, who was previously associated with the Australian women’s cricket team as their fast-bowling coach.
The six matches will be played across six different venues, namely, Hagley Oval in Christchurch, the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin, John Davies Oval in Queenstown, Cello Basin Reserve in Wellington, McLean Park in Napier and Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The two teams have just played a solitary ODI against each other. The match was played as a part of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in New Zealand. Similarly, they have played just the one T20I against each other which was during the 2020 ICC Women’s World T20 in Australia.
This series will be the first bilateral series between New Zealand and Bangladesh.
Schedule: Bangladesh Women’s tour of New Zealand 2022
|December 2, 2022||12.30pm||1st T20I||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|December 4, 2022||7.30am||2nd T20I||University of Otago Oval, Dunedin|
|December 7, 2022||7.30am||3rd T20I||John Davies Oval, Queenstown|
|December 11, 2022||4.30am||1st ODI||Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington|
|December 14, 2022||7.30am||2nd ODI||McLean Park, Napier|
|December 18, 2022||4.30am||3rd ODI||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
The Bangladesh series will be the last one of the year for the White Ferns before they travel to South Africa for the ICC Women’s World T20 to be played in February 2023. Prior to the Bangladesh series, White Ferns led by Sophie Devine will be seen in the Commonwealth Games to be played in Birmingham from July 29 to August 7. They are placed in Group B alongside England, South Africa and Sri Lanka. After the Commonwealth Games, New Zealand will tour the West Indies, the schedule of which is yet to be announced.
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