New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh will feature in a seven-match T20I tri-series in New Zealand from Friday ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month.
The Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host all matches, including the final. All three teams will meet each other twice in the league stage. The top two in the table will then proceed to the final on October 14.
New Zealand is placed in Group A of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup while Pakistan and Bangladesh are slotted in Group B. Kane Williamson will lead the home side while Babar Azam and Shakib Al Hasan will captain Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively.
Here’s all you need to know about the T20I series:
Match dates and timings
October 7, Friday: Pakistan v Bangladesh, 7:30 AM IST
October 8, Saturday: Pakistan v New Zealand, 11:40 AM IST
October 9, Sunday: Bangladesh v New Zealand, 11:40 AM IST
October 11, Tuesday: New Zealand v Pakistan, 7:30 AM IST
October 12, Wednesday: Bangladesh v New Zealand, 7:30 AM IST
October 13, Thursday: Bangladesh v Pakistan, 7:30 AM IST
October 14, Friday: Final, 7:30 AM IST
SQUADS for New Zealand T20 Tri-series
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Litton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Afif Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Najmul Hossain Shanto
Where can you watch the New Zealand T20 Tri-series in India?
The New Zealand T20 tri-series will be streamed online by Amazon Prime Video in India.