India to start New Zealand tour in Napier on January 19

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Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 13:52 [IST]
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India to start NZ tour in Napier

Wellington, Sep 10: India will start their tour of New Zealand in Napier with the first of the five One Day Internationals on January 19, 2014, it was announced on Tuesday.

New Zealand (NZC) revealed the venues for India's tour next year. Team India will play five ODIs and two Tests. They will also face New Zealand A in a two-day warm-up game.

Auckland and Wellington will host the Test matches. The first Test is from February 3 and second from February 14. Auckland is also the venue for third ODI. Hamilton has got two ODIs (second and fourth).

Central Districts Chief Executive Hugh Henderson is delighted to be hosting the opening game in Napier.

"The Indian team are a huge drawcard throughout the world so the opportunity to host them on a Sunday in January will be fantastic for the region," he was quoted as saying on NZC website.

India tour of New Zealand schedule

January 19 - 1st ODI, McLean Park, Napier

January 22 - 2nd ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton

January 25 - 3rd ODI, Eden Park, Auckland

January 28 - 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton

January 31 - 5th ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

February 2-3 - Warm-up match Vs New Zealand A, Cobham Oval, Whangarei

February 6-10 - 1st Test, Eden Park, Auckland

February 14-18 - 2nd Test, Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington


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