Ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in October, Bangladesh will host New Zealand for a five-match T20 series in September this year, the BCB confirmed on Wednesday (August 4).
The two teams will use the series as part of preparations for the T20 World Cup, which starts later this year in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
“The New Zealand series will be Bangladesh’s last chance to test themselves and find the best combination for the World Cup in Oman and UAE. England’s September-October tour has been pushed to March 2023, allowing Bangladesh players to have a break and opening the doors for IPL-bound players.” said the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in a statement.
JUST IN: Bangladesh will host New Zealand for a five-match T20I series from 1 to 10 September.— ICC (@ICC) August 4, 2021
All matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.#BANvNZ pic.twitter.com/zlRIInR4Dk
The T20 series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will start on September 1 and will end just nine days before the resumption of the 2021 IPL in the United Arab Emirates.
Bangladesh is currently hosting Australia for the 5 matches T20 series. The series with New Zealand will be very important for Bangladesh before the T20 world cup event as they are currently in the tenth position in the T20 ranking.
The five-match T20 series will be New Zealand’s first bilateral tour of Bangladesh since 2003. All matches of this series will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
Full Schedule of New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2021:
|1st T20I||September 1||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium|
|2nd T20I||September 3||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium|
|3rd T20I||September 5||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium|
|4th T20I||September 8||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium|
|5th T20I||September 10||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium|
New Zealand will arrive in Dhaka on August 24, according to the tour schedule published by the BCB. The two teams will play a warm-up match on August 29 before the opening game of the series on September 1.