Kiwis, Oz revive Chappell-Hadlee ODIs
Australia will play two tests and three one-day internationals on its tour to New Zealand in February, sacrificing an additional test to revive the one-day international series for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
The Tests will be played at Wellington’s Basin Reserve from Feb. 12 to 16 and at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval from Feb. 20 to 24.
A third Test was <g data-gr-id="25">planned</g> but New Zealand Cricket confirmed Thursday that a three-match one-day series will be played instead -- the first series for the Chapell-Hadlee Trophy since 2010. The matches will be played at Auckland on Feb. 3, Wellington on Feb. 6 and Hamilton on Feb. 8.
Australia and New Zealand will meet in eight Chappell-Hadlee series over the next seven years. New Zealand will also host tours by Sri Lanka in December and Pakistan in January.
The Sri Lanka series will include a Boxing Day one-day international at Hagley Oval on Dec. 26, while Pakistan will play a one-day match at the Basin Reserve on Jan. 25 -- the first ODI at the Wellington venue in 10 years. One-day internationals in Wellington have recently been played at the larger Wellington Regional Stadium. The Australian test at the Basin Reserve will likely see New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum play a world-record 100th consecutive test since <g data-gr-id="22">debut,</g> unless injury intervenes.