Scotland confirm dates and venue for three-game series with New Zealand

Cricket Scotland has announced a three-match series against New Zealand, with games set to take place in late July.

Edinburgh will play host to the fixtures as Scotland prepares to take on the Black Caps in two T20 matches and a one-day international. 

The two short-form encounters will be contested at the Grange on July 27 and 29, while the ODI will be played at the end of the month, on July 31.

Scotland has picked up two draws in 17 meetings against New Zealand, but also came within 16 runs of a shock victory during last year's T20 World Cup.

Speaking about the latest announcement, Scotland head coach Shane Burger said: "We are excited to welcome the Black Caps to our shores this summer. We want to keep challenging ourselves versus ICC Full Members and New Zealand are up there as one of the best.

Scotland's Michael Leask celebrates after England's Joe Root was run out during the One Day International at The Grange, Edinburgh.

"Having reached both of the most recent T20 and 50 over ICC world cup finals, they have proven to be the most consistent team across all formats of the game in recent years.

"We have 12 international ODI's to be played prior to the New Zealand series and so the squad are training well and looking forward to a busy 2022."

The visitors are also looking forward to the challenge, with New Zealand head coach Gary Stead adding: "It's going to be a great occasion for the Black Caps to visit Scotland.

New Zealand cricket coach Gary Stead

"Over the past decade we've seen Scotland improve as a cricketing nation and develop into a force in international cricket.

"Having played there personally myself at Brechin Cricket Club, I know how passionate the people are about the game and I have no doubt they will be eagerly looking forward to this tour.

"Playing against associate teams as a major nation is a really important part of helping them grow and that growth can only benefit the world game long term."

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