New Zealand will host the Ben Stokes-led England Test team for a two-match series, starting February 16, 2023.
The 1st Test will take place at the picturesque Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui between February 16-20, and it will be a day-night affair.
The 2nd and final match will be a traditional day game and it will be hosted (February 24-28) by the iconic Basin Reserve in Wellington.
England have enjoyed considerable success against the BlackCaps on New Zealand soil by winning 18 Tests out of 51, losing just 6.
But, none of those 18 wins have come since 2008, when the visitors thumped the Daniel Vettori-led New Zealand by 2-0. The 2013 series ended at a 0-0 deadlock while New Zealand came out trumps by 1-0 in 2018 and 2019.
This will be a great opportunity for England to claim their first series win in New Zealand since 2008, and also build on the good work that the Stokes-McCullum leadership group has done thus far.
For New Zealand, it will be a chance to avenge the 0-3 drubbing that Kane Williamson's men suffered in the UK last summer, and to also end their barren run since winning the WTC final in 2021.
The current Test champions failed to win a series at home last summer, notably losing a match to Bangladesh. They are yet to win a Test series since the 2021/22 summer, and this series gives them a chance to start afresh.
This two-match series is not a part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship cycle (2021-23).
New Zealand v England 2023: Squads
England has named a 15-member squad for the two Tests in New Zealand.
Dan Lawrence, who last played Test cricket during England's tour of the Caribbean last summer, has also earned a recall. Express pacer Mark Wood, on the other hand, has been rested in order to recover from his niggles.
Hosts New Zealand are yet to announce their squad for the Test series against England.
(Sportskeeda will update the same as and when the squad is released)
New Zealand v England 2023: Schedule
|February 16-20||06:30 AM||New Zealand v England, 1st Test (D/N)||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui|
|February 24-28||03:30 AM||New Zealand v England, 2nd Test||The Basin Reserve, Wellington|
New Zealand v England: Head-to-Head
|First Played||10 January 1930|
|Last Played||23 June 2022|
New Zealand v England 2023: Live Streaming
Viewers in India can catch the New Zealand-England Test series on Amazon Prime.
BT Sport will televise the Test series in the United Kingdom.