The Plunket Shield 2020-21 season is set to resume on March 11.
The 92nd edition of New Zealand’s first-class cricket competition began in October last year and saw the first half of the schedule being played before Christmas. The tournament’s final stretch will be held from Thursday, March 11, and run till Tuesday, April 6.
Auckland, Canterbury, Central Stags, Northern Districts, Otago, and defending champions Wellington are the six teams contesting, over eight rounds, for the top honour in the competition.
Auckland are the most successful team in the Plunket Shield, having won the competition 23 times. Wellington are next with 21, followed by Canterbury (19).
Central Districts have won two of the last three Plunket Shield competitions.
Canterbury currently lead the table, a mammoth 20 points ahead of Northern Districts.
Plunket Shield 2021 schedule, fixtures, and India match times
All times in Indian Standard Time (IST)
|Mar 11 - 14||Central Stags vs Wellington Firebirds||3:00 AM||McClean Park|
|Mar 11 - 14||Northern Districts vs Auckland Aces||3:00 AM||Cobham Oval|
|Mar 11 - 14||Canterbury vs Otago Volts||3:00 AM||Hagley Oval|
|Mar 18 - 21||Northern Districts vs Wellington Firebirds||3:00 AM||Bay Oval|
|Mar 18 - 21||Otago Volts vs Auckland Aces||3:00 AM||Queen’s Park|
|Mar 19 - 22||Canterbury vs Central Stags||3:00 AM||Mainpower Oval|
|Mar 26 - 29||Otago Volts vs Central Stags||3:00 AM||University Oval|
|Mar 27 - 30||Wellington Firebirds vs Northern Districts||3:00 AM||Basin Reserve|
|Mar 27 - 30||Auckland Aces vs Canterbury||3:00 AM||Eden Park|
|Apr 3 - 6||Auckland Aces vs Wellington Firebirds||3:00 AM||Eden Park|
|Apr 3 - 6||Otago Volts vs Northern Districts||3:00 AM||University Oval|
|Apr 3 - 6||Central Stags vs Canterbury||3:00 AM||McClean Park|
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