Plunket Shield 2020 is the 92nd season of the Plunket Shield, the domestic first-class cricket tournament in New Zealand. The competition will run from 19 October 2020 to 6 April 2021. A total of 24 matches will be played between the six participating teams.
Wellington are the defending champions of Plunket Shield. The 2019-20 Plunket Shield win was their 21st Plunket Shield win. The other five teams competing are Northern Districts, Central Districts, Canterbury, Auckland and Otago. Auckland is the most successful team in the competition with 23 titles to their name.
All the matches in the competition are 4-day matches. The schedule for the 2020-21 season was confirmed on 8 October 2020. The opening two matches are Northern Districts v/s Central Districts and Wellington v/s Canterbury.