New Zealand in Bangladesh 2008-09 July 20, 2008

New Zealand to tour Bangladesh in October

Cricinfo staff

New Zealand will tour Bangladesh in October for two Tests and three ODIs, according to the itinerary released for the fourth bilateral contest between the two countries.

New Zealand will arrive in Bangladesh on October 4, and play a one-day warm-up match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on October 7 to prepare for the series. They will stay on in Mirpur for the first two ODIs on October 9 and 11, before travelling to Chittagong for the final ODI on October 14.

The visitors will have a two-day break before the first Test in Chittagong, which begins on October 17. Mirpur will host the second Test between October 25-29.

Bangladesh are expected to have a tough task on their hands considering that they are yet to defeat New Zealand in Tests or ODIs. New Zealand have maintained a six-match winning streak since the first Test between the two sides in 2001, and have a 11-0 advantage in ODIs.