Indian cricket team arrives in Napier for ODI series

Napier (New Zealand), Jan. 13 : The Indian cricket team arrived in Napier on Monday to play a five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting from January 19.

The series will start in Napier on Sunday and conclude on January 31 in Wellington.

The other three games will be held in Hamilton on January 22 and 28 and in Auckland on January 25.

The Test series would be held after that.

The first Test is scheduled from February 6 to 10 at Auckland, while the second Test will be played in Wellington from February 14 to 18.

The tourists will play a two-day warm-up games on February 2 and 3 at Whangarei ahead of the Tests.

Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara, Zaheer Khan, Murali Vijay and Umesh Yadav will join the squad later.

This is India's ninth visit to New Zealand for a bilateral contest and their first since 2008-09 that they won 1-0.

--ANI (Posted on 13-01-2014)

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