New Zealand to tour Scotland in July this year

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The New Zealand team will be on a tour to Scotland in July 2022 for two T20Is and a single ODI. All the three matches will be played at Grange, Edinburgh on July 27, 29 and 31, after the Kiwis complete their Ireland tour on July 22. Both the teams will be up against each other in their first-ever bilateral series, after the 2020 series was cancelled due to COVID concerns.

The Kiwis last played against Scotland in a Super-12 fixture of T20 World Cup 2021, where the former secured a victory by 16 runs, and featured in the final of the tournament as well, only to lose to Australia.

A Great Occasion: New Zealand head coach Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead was happy to tour Scotland and also lauded the team for improving significantly over the last few years. “It’s going to be a great occasion for the BLACKCAPS to visit Scotland. Over the past decade we’ve seen Scotland improve as a cricketing nation and develop into a force in international cricket. Having played there personally myself at Brechin Cricket Club, I know how passionate the people are about the game and I have no doubt they will be eagerly looking forward to this tour. Playing against associate teams as a major nation is a really important part of helping them grow and that growth can only benefit the world game long term.” Gary said according to Cricbuzz.

Scotland head coach Shane Burger was also delighted to host one of the top teams and is looking forward to competing with the BlackCaps. “We are excited to welcome the BLACKCAPS to our shores this summer. We want to keep challenging ourselves versus ICC Full Members and New Zealand are up there as one of the best. Having reached both of the most recent T20 and 50 over ICC world cup finals, they have proven to be the most consistent team across all formats of the game in recent years. We have 12 international ODIs to be played prior to the New Zealand series and so the squad are training well and looking forward to a busy 2022,” Shane said.

New Zealand are very much busy after the IPL as they will feature in a three-Test match series against England, which will be played in the month of June. The three-match T20I and ODI series against Ireland is scheduled to take place in the month of July.

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