Stuff – If you’re a Black Caps fan, but still not enamoured of the game’s shortest format, look away now.


  • Over the next five years, they are set to play 59 T20 internationals – a figure that doesn’t include the ones they will have at two world tournaments, in Australia in October 2020 (great synergy) and in India a year later – up from 48 over the past five years.
  • The Black Caps played 91 ODIs in bilateral series during the past five years, but are only set to play 61 over the next five years – as well as those they will have at World Cups in England next June and in India early in 2023.
  • Over the next five years, the FTP has the Black Caps playing 38 tests, just four fewer than over the past five years.
  • Just 14 of the Black Caps’ 38 tests between now and 2023 will be against Australia, England, India and South Africa, while 23 will be against Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies.
  • Five of the Black Caps’ 17 series in the next five years will consist of three tests, while 11 will have two tests, and the standalone fixture with Ireland rounds things out.

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