New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed their 2016-17 international summer dates, which will be played at home. Also NZC announced their international home schedule for 2017-18 summer.
The international home summer of 2016-17 will begin from the middle of November with the Test series against Pakistan. New Zealand will play two-match Test series against Pakistan in November 2016. After that, the Black Caps will play against Bangladesh, Australia and South Africa at their home ground during 2016-17 summer.
New Zealand will play three-match ODI series, three-match T20I series and a two-match Test series against Bangladesh. The series will begin from the Boxing Day (26th December 2016) with ODI and Bangladesh’s tour will run till 2017 January.
After completing Bangladesh series, New Zealand will play Chappell-Hadlee trophy against Australia. It will be only three-match ODI series between these two teams. The first match will be played on 30th January 2017 at Auckland and following matches will be played on 2nd February (at Napier) and 5th February 2017 (at Hamilton).
Next New Zealand will host bilateral series against South Africa. The series will begin with only T20I and will follow 5-match ODI series and a three-match Test series.
New Zealand also confirmed their 2017-18 international home series which will be played against West Indies, Pakistan, England and Australia in the summer. The venues are confirmed for 2017-18 summer series but the dates are still not confirmed.
Moreover, NZC is planning for a day-night Test against England during 2017-18 summer, which could be played at Eden Park, Auckland.
2016-17 international summer series schedule for New Zealand cricket
New Zealand v Pakistan
1st Test – 17-21 November 2016 at Christchurch
2nd Test – 25-29 November 2016 at Hamilton
New Zealand v Bangladesh
1st ODI – 26 December 2016 at Christchurch
2nd ODI – 29 December 2016 at Nelson
3rd ODI – 31 December 2016 at Nelson
1st T20I – 3 January 2017 at Napier
2nd T20I – 6 January 2017 at Mt Maunganui
3rd T20I – 8 January 2017 at Mt Maunganui
1st Test – 12-16 January 2017 at Wellington
2nd Test – 20-24 January 2017 at Christchurch
New Zealand v Australia
1st ODI – 30 January 2017 at Auckland
2nd ODI – 2 February 2017 at Napier
3rd ODI – 5 February 2017 at Hamilton
New Zealand v South Africa
Only T20I – 17 February 2017 at Auckland
1st ODI – 19 February 2017 at Hamilton
2nd ODI – 22 February 2017 at Christchurch
3rd ODI – 25 February 2017 at Wellington
4th ODI – 1 March 2017 at Napier
5th ODI – 4 March 2017 at Auckland
1st Test – 8-12 March 2017 at Dunedin
2nd Test – 16-20 March 2017 at Wellington
3rd Test – 25-29 March 2017 at Hamilton
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