Scotland Will Host One ODI Against New Zealand In June 2020
New Zealand will start their journey in 2020-22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League with the away ODI series against . According to FTP, New Zealand will play the three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series against the hosts Ireland in June 2020. Probably after that tour, New Zealand will play only ODI against the hosts Scotland.
On last Monday (23rd September), Cricket Scotland has confirmed this fixture. On 26th June 2020, Scotland and New Zealand will play this only ODI. However, the hosts haven’t announced the venue yet. In this December, they will release the match tickets.
“We look forward to welcoming New Zealand’s men to Scotland for the first time since 2008,” High Performance Manager of Cricket Scotland, Simon Smith said.
Brief ODI history between Scotland and New Zealand
Till the date, Scotland has played three ODIs against New Zealand. On 31st May 1999, in the Group Stage of ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, Scotland hosted the ODI against New Zealand at Edinburgh and it was their first ODI meeting. New Zealand won that match by six wickets.
Scotland again hosted an ODI against New Zealand at Aberdeen on 3rd July 2008 during a tri-series. The Black Caps won that match by eight wickets.
Their last ODI meeting was in the Group Stage game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand hosted that game at Dunedin on 17th February 2015. They had a thrilling low-scoring contest in that game but New Zealand won that match by three wickets.
Smith added, “There is a close bond between our nations, and the clash in Dunedin during the 2015 Cricket World Cup was a special occasion marked fittingly by a closely-fought contest played in typically good spirit.
“Having conquered the world number one team in 2018, this will be an excellent opportunity for our men to knock over the finalist from the last two Cricket World Cups and earn yet another win over an ICC Full Member.”
In 2018, the hosts Scotland stunned the cricket world after beating the no.1-ranked ODI team England. Scotland won that high-scoring match by six runs.