The New Zealand cricket team is coming to Bangladesh on September 17 to play a three-match ODI series before the World Cup to be held in India in October-November. After the ODI series, New Zealand will also play a two-match Test series against Bangladesh after the World Cup. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the final schedule yesterday (Thursday).
The three matches of the ODI series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be held on September 21, 23 and 26 respectively. All the matches of the series will start at 2 PM at Mirpur Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
New Zealand will play ODI series in Bangladesh after 10 years. Last in October 2013, New Zealand was whitewashed in a three-match ODI series on the soil of Bangladesh.
After the ODI series, Bangladesh and New Zealand will fly to India to play the World Cup. New Zealand will come to Bangladesh again on November 21 for the Test series after the World Cup.
New Zealand will play a two-day warm-up match before the start of the Test series. After that, Bangladesh and New Zealand will start the two-match Test series from November 28. The two teams will play the second and last Test of the series from December 6. BCB has not yet officially finalized the venue for the Test series.
Bangladesh and New Zealand will start the third cycle of the World Test Championship with a two-match Test series.
Bangladesh-New Zealand Series Final Schedule:
September 17: New Zealand team will reach Dhaka
September 21: First ODI, Mirpur Shere Bangla National Stadium (noon-2pm)
September 23: Second ODI, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (2pm)
September 26: Third ODI, Mirpur Shere Bangla National Stadium (2pm)
21 November: New Zealand Test team will arrive in Dhaka.
November 23-24: Two-day warm-up matches (venue not finalised)
November 28-December 2: First Test (venue undecided)
December 6-10: Second Test (venue not finalised)