The Indian cricket team has completed its tour of South Africa that took place during the last month of 2013. The team has a short time at home before heading down to New Zealand for its planned tour there.
The Indian team did not get the results it was hoping for in the matches played in South Africa. The team first lost both One Day Internationals, after which they also lost the Test matches played between the two sides.
MS Dhoni captained the cricket team in South Africa, and has also returned home for a short time ahead of the New Zealand tour. Coach Duncan Fletcher, and bowling coach, Joe Dawes had not returned home with their team, according to the information given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. It appears that the coaches will meet up with the squad in a few days time.
After the disappointing tour of South Africa, where the team did not make any wins, it is hoped that there will be better results in the New Zealand Tour. The Board of Cricket Control for India will be holding its annual awards one day before the team heads of to New Zealand. The awards will be taking place in a hotel in Bandra, and the team will then fly to New Zealand on 11th January 2014.
The tour of New Zealand has five One Day Internationals scheduled and two Tests. Play begins on 19th January, and the Indian team would be heading out before that date, with the One Day International players leaving first for New Zealand. According to information from the Board of Cricket Control for India, the week after the One Day International players have left, the Test specialists would head off to join them.