he Kiwis are clear favourites but as Sri Lanka showed in the warm-up games, they are not pushovers.
West Indies are one of three sides to have won the tournament, while Thailand are making their maiden appearance in the tournament.
India felt the full force of a determined debutant on the first day, and have their work cut out to improve their position.
Sri Lanka will host West Indies for a 3-match ODI series, the first of which will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Taylor’s rare feat, Umar Akmal’s suspension and uncertainty surrounding the IPL All-Stars match.
Zimbabwe had as good as been stripped of ICC membership status when they last toured Bangladesh. Yet they had returned home with a 1-1 draw.
Australia and South Africa will meet in the first T20 International on February 21 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
The Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 begins with a mouth-watering clash, and the tone for the tournament will be set.
Having played 99 Tests, 231 ODIs, and 100 T20Is, Ross Taylor is on the verge of creating a world record by becoming the first to play a hundred matches in each format.
Basin Reserve is the only ground in the country with a Historic Place Status. It dates back to 1868, can host 11,600 people, serves as the home for Wellington, and has also hosted rugby and AFL.