Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris has thrown down the gauntlet for Team India after they registered a 2-1 win over Australia in the recently-concluded ODI series. Following their successful campaign in Australia, the Indian team will travel to New Zealand, where the two teams are scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20Is.
Styris — who played 188 ODIs and 29 Tests for the Kiwis — challenged India to put on a similar performance against New Zealand and his social media post read: “Well done @BCCI ..entree is over time for the main course!!!”
The five-match ODI series between the two team begins in Napier on January 23, followed by two consecutive matches in Mount Maunganui. Hamilton and Wellington will host the final two matches of the series.
Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton are scheduled to host the three T20Is respectively.