New Zealand National Cricket Teams head coach Gary Stead has confirmed that team management will select a second-tier squad for the upcoming tour in Australia.
The Black Caps will tour Australia for the limited-overs series, which runs from Sunday 30 January to Tuesday 8 February. Shortly afterwards, South Africa will tour New Zealand in a two-match test series, and the series begins on Thursday, February 17.
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New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has said the team management will not select any test players in the squad for the upcoming whiteball tour of Australia.
“I do not think any Test players will be involved (in the Australia series),” Stead was quoted as saying to SENZ.
Gary Stead reveals the reason behind the selection of second-team squad for the Australia Tour
Stead said the decision was made taking into account the hassle of staying in biosafe bubbles and with very little time between the series against Australia and South Africa.
“Just having crossover and isolation at the moment means we also only want two or three days between the South Africa (Test) series,” he said.
“It’s highly likely you’ll see a page that looks a bit like how we chose to Bangladesh before the T20 World Cup, as none of our T20 World Cup players toured there; it will be the same, but with a test. slope on it this time, ”Stead added further.
Especially ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, New Zealand played a T20I series in Bangladesh, where they posed with a second row and lost the series.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand Tour of Australia 2022 will consist of three One Day International games and a single T20I game. The ODI series will be played in Perth, Hobart and Sydney, and the T20I will be played in Canberra on Tuesday 8 February.
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