Some rivalries in cricket are one of the fiercest. One among them is the Australia and New Zealand rivalry. Both the island countries are neighbor to each other and Australia in the month of February will be touring New Zealand for a three match ODI series. This can be considered to be the part of team building for the champions trophy to be held in the mid of 2017. Before the start of the series it has gained attention as David Warner has been rested.
New Zealand will be hosting the Australians for the 1st ODI of the series at the Eden Park stadium present in Auckland. This is one of the high capacity stadiums of the country. The match will be played on 30th January 2017. This will be a day and night fixture starting at 14:00 local time. The pitch has always been a high scoring track. The last time these two teams met here resulted in the home side winning the match.
The second match of the series will be played on 2nd February 2017. This will be played in McLean Park stadium situated in the city of Napier. This will be the second match and hence can be the decider of the series. It will be a day night fixture starting at 14:00 local time.
The third and the final ODI match of this tour will be played in Seddon Park also known as the Hamilton cricket park. It has witnessed many grand cricketing events. The match will be played on 5th of February. This will also be a day and night fixture starting at 14:00 local time.