Virat Kohli and co. recently thumped Australia by 7 wickets to complete their international home season on a soaring note. However, a gruelling summer awaits ahead for them as the ‘Men in Blue’ will now take on New Zealand during a full-fledged 40-days of top-flight cricket in the country. The tour will begin with the first of a five-match T20I series on Friday, January 24. Incidentally, the contest will also coincide with two more India-New Zealand tussles on the same day.
Apart from the senior men’s Indian cricket team, an India A squad is also on a tour to New Zealand. Led by Shubman Gill, India A are currently facing New Zealand A in three unofficial ODIs and two unofficial Test matches. On January 24, both teams will clash in the second 50-overs clash of their three-match series.
Meanwhile, in South Africa, 16 Under-19 nations are grinding it out to claim the prestigious ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 title. Defending champions India U-19 already started their campaign with emphatic victories over Sri Lanka U-19 and Japan U-19. They will now take on New Zealand U-19 in their final Group A game this Friday at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.