Wellington, Aug 27: Australia will play two Tests and three one-day internationals on its tour to New Zealand in February 2016, sacrificing an additional Test to revive the one-day international series for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
The Tests will be played at Wellington's Basin Reserve from February 12 to 16 and at Christchurch's Hagley Oval from February 20 to 24.
A third Test was planned but New Zealand Cricket confirmed Thursday that a three-match one-day series will be played instead - the first series for the Chapell-Hadlee Trophy since 2010. The matches will be played at Auckland on February 3, Wellington on February 6 and Hamilton on February 8.
Australia and New Zealand will meet in eight Chappell-Hadlee series over the next seven years. New Zealand will also host tours by Sri Lanka in December and Pakistan in January.
The Sri Lanka series will include a Boxing Day one-day international at Hagley Oval on December 26, while Pakistan will play a one-day match at the Basin Reserve on January 25 - the first ODI at the Wellington venue in 10 years.
One-day internationals in Wellington have recently been played at the larger Wellington Regional Stadium. The Australian test at the Basin Reserve will likely see New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum play a world-record 100th consecutive test since debut, unless injury intervenes.
In total, New Zealand will play four Tests, 11 ODIs and five T20 internationals during the domestic summer.
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka
December 10-14, 1st Test, Dunedin
Dec 18-22, 2nd Test, Hamilton
Dec. 26, first ODI, Christchurch
Dec. 28, second ODI, Christchurch
Dec. 31, third ODI, Nelson
January 2, fourth ODI, Nelson
Jan. 5, fifth ODI, Mt. Maunganui
Jan. 7, first T20 international, Mt. Maunganui
Jan. 10, second T20, Auckland
New Zealand Vs Pakistan
January 15, first T20, Auckland
Jan. 17, second T20, Hamilton
Jan. 22, third T20, Wellington
Jan. 25, first ODI, Wellington
Jan. 28, second ODI, Napier
Jan. 31, third ODI, Auckland
New Zealand Vs Australia
February 3, first ODI, Auckland
Feb. 6, second ODI, Wellington
Feb. 8, third ODI, Hamilton
Feb. 12-16, first Test, Wellington
Feb. 20-24, second Test, Christchurch