Australia to tour New Zealand for three T20Is in March 2020

Australia to tour New Zealand for three T20Is in March 2020

The confirmation of the T20I series means Australian players will have a busy start to the next year.

Glenn Maxwell Australia
Glenn Maxwell of Australia bats. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

New Zealand and Australia are set to reignite their Trans-Tasman rivalry in the upcoming 2019/20 season with the Black Caps announcing that a further three T20 matches between the two sides will take place in late March next year. New Zealand, on Friday, announced their schedule for the forthcoming season. It would be a bumper and one of the busiest home seasons for New Zealand in their history as they will India, England and Australia.

New Zealand will first fly to Australia for a three-match Test series in December and January. They will then return to home for the series against India before flying back to Australia for three One-Day Internationals in mid-March. Following the completion of the ODI series on March 20, Australia will travel to New Zealand for a three-match T20 series.

The confirmation of the T20I series means Australian players will have a busy start to the next year. They will play 15 matches in four countries in two-and-a-half months. After the home Test series against New Zealand, Australia will head to India for ODIs on January 14, 17 and 19. The players will then return home for the Big Bash League before flying to South Africa for three T20Is and as many ODIs between February 21 to March 7. They will then return home for the ODIs against New Zealand before flying across the Tasman for the T20s.

New Zealand to host India too

India, meanwhile, will play a full fledged series against New Zealand in 2019/20 season. The series will consist of five T20s, three ODIs and two Tests at Wellington’s Basin Reserve and Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The tour will start on January 24 with the first T20 at Eden Park in Auckland. The much-anticipated series will come to an end with the second start that starts on February 29. India had toured New Zealand this year too but only for limited-overs games.

Australia’s tour of New Zealand schedule

Mar 24: First T20 v New Zealand, Dunedin

Mar 27: Second T20 v New Zealand, Auckland

Mar 29: Third T20 v New Zealand, Christchurch