Plunket Shield 2021-22 is the 93rd season of the Plunket Shield, the domestic first-class cricket tournament in New Zealand. The competition will run from 23 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. A total of 24 matches will be played between the six participating teams.
Canterbury are the defending champions of Plunket Shield. The 2020-21 Plunket Shield win was their 20th 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 2021-22 season was confirmed in September 2021. The opening two matches are Wellington Firebirds v/s Otago Volts and Canterbury v/s Central Stags.