The Indian cricket team will open its tour of New Zealand with an ODI in Napier, while Auckland and Wellington have been awarded the two Test matches in the list of venues announced for next year's series here on Tuesday.
The series, comprising five one-dayers and two Test
matches, will start January 19 next year. The Indian tour will see Test cricket return to Eden Park after the success of this year's England Test attended by 39,000 fans.
The second Test will be held at the country's premier Test venue, the Hawkins Basin Reserve, which sold out on the Saturday of the England Test.
The series will also feature a two-day warm-up game in Whangarei.