New Zealand to tour Scotland for 2 T20Is, one ODI in July 2022


New Zealand men’s cricket team will tour Scotland for two T20Is and lone ODI in July this year, the host board announced on Saturday (March 26).

All the three limited-overs matches will be played at Grange in Edinburgh on July 27, 29 and 31.

Commenting on the upcoming tour, Scotland men’s Head Coach Shane Burger said: “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 ODI’s to be played prior to the New Zealand series and so the squad are training well and looking forward to a busy 2022,” he added.

On the other hand, New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said: “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,” he added

The most recent meeting between the two team was at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 when they played each other in the Super 12’s stage. Minnows Scotland played one of their best games of the tournament in falling only 16 runs short of New Zealand’s 172/5 total, with Sharif (4-0-28-2) & Watt (4-0-13-1) outstanding with the ball, while several batsmen contributed to the Scottish innings before Michael Leask bludgeoned his way to 42* off 20 balls at the end.

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