Wellington. The Indian women’s cricket team will play five ODIs and one T20 International next year in New Zealand as part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup. The six-match series will begin on February 9 with the only T20I match and end on February 24. The World Cup will be held in New Zealand in March-April, which was postponed for a year due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. It was originally scheduled for 6 February to 7 March 2021. Along with this, the Women’s T20 World Cup was postponed for a year. This tournament was to be held in South Africa in November 2022, but will now be held in February 2023.
New Zealand Cricket announced on Friday, “The White Ferns (New Zealand women’s team) will play a six-match series against India, including one T20, to finalize preparations for the upcoming World Cup (New Zealand is hosting it for the first time in 22 years). matches and five ODIs.
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India’s last international tour was to Australia in September-October this year, which included a pink ball Test. “The series against the Indian team is an important part of the White Ferns’ World Cup preparations,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said in a statement.
Let us tell you that a total of 31 matches are to be played in the Women’s World Cup. The first match will be played on 4 March 2022 at Basin Reserve in Wellington and its final will be played on 3 April 2022 at Hagley Oval Ground in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Indian team has to play the first match on 6 March with the qualifier team. The Indian team will play a total of seven matches in the group stage in the tournament. Out of this, four will be against the big teams. In this, the hosts are teams of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England. The remaining three league matches of India will be against the qualifier teams of the tournament. A total of eight teams will participate in the World Cup.
The program is as follows:
09 February: 1st T20I match, Napier
February 11: 1st ODI, Napier
14 February: 2nd ODI, Nelson
16 February: 3rd ODI, Nelson
22 February: 4th ODI, Queenstown
24 February: Fifth ODI, Queenstown.