Matches in Pukekohe and Hamilton next month
The Vantage Black Sticks Women have been confirmed for a five test series against India in Auckland and Hamilton next month.
The first three matches will be played on May 14, 16 and 17 at Rosa Birch Park in Pukekohe before tests on May 19 and 20 at the Gallagher Hockey Centre in Hamilton.
New Zealand last played India at the International Hockey Open in Darwin in May last year, where the Black Sticks came away with a 4-1 result.
The Kiwis, coached by Mark Hager, are currently ranked fifth in the world while India are 12th but come into the series fresh from winning the FIH World League Round 2 event in Canada.
Presale tickets for all five games will be on sale from 10am this Wednesday through the Black Sticks website (www.blacksticks.co.nz)
A Vantage Black Sticks team to compete at the series will be announced next week.
Rosa Birch Park, Pukekohe
Sunday May 14, 3pm
Tuesday May 16, 7pm
Wednesday May 17, 7pm
Gallagher Hockey Centre, Hamilton
Friday May 19, 2pm
Saturday May 20, 2pm