New Zealand in India 2012 May 23, 2012

No warm-ups for New Zealand ahead of India Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand will play two Test matches and two Twenty20 internationals in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20 in September in Sri Lanka. The BCCI has confirmed that the first Test will be played in Hyderabad from August 23, followed by the second in Bangalore from August 31. The fixtures, however, did not include an warm-up games.

The teams will then head to Visakhapatnam for the first T20 international on September 8 and then to Chennai on September 11 for the second. New Zealand last toured India in 2010, losing the Test series 1-0 and the ODIs 5-0.

New Zealand will be without their head coach John Wright, who said he would step down after the West Indies tour ends in early August, shortly before the India series. New Zealand is currently ranked eighth in the ICC Test rankings, while India have slumped to fourth after calamitous tours of England and Australia over the last year.

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