Australia v New Zealand - ICC Men's T20 World Cup
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: Glenn Phillips of New Zealand celebrates with team mates after catching Marcus Stoinis of Australia off a delivery by Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on October 22, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v New Zealand - ICC Men's T20 World Cup

The Emirates Cricket Board have announced New Zealand to feature in a three-match T20I series against the United Arab Emirates in August.

The bilateral series will kick off from the 17th of August and conclude on 20th August 2023. The venues for the games are still yet to be decided.

The New Zealanders will not only face the UAE team at their home but will also battle out in likely extreme conditions.

In the UAE, August is the height of summer, when daytime highs frequently reach 45C. All three games, according to NZC, will be played under lights.

"In terms of the global cricket family, it's important we keep helping each other, and growing the game on an international scale," NZC chief executive David White said of the decision to play the series.

"NZC has a close relationship with the Emirates Cricket Board and our players are very familiar with the environment."

I know the Blackcaps will be looking forward to testing themselves against a competitive UAE team."

The T20I series will be serve as a warm-up for the Kiwis before they travel to England for a limited-overs tour.

The last time New Zealand played against UAE in an ODI was back in the 1996 World Cup, when the Black Caps won by 109 runs.

Since then, the Kiwis have just featured in just tour games against the Emirate nation.