Tour of New
Zealand 1989-90Captain: Mohammad Azharuddin
India's 29th Test tour
Test-playing tour ofNew Zealand by India
(January - March 1990)
After the tour of Pakistan,
the chairman of selectors Raj Singh Dungarpur asked Mohammad Azharuddin to
take on the captaincy which he retained for the next six and a half years.
Until now there was usually one manager on tour, often with a Test cricket
background, but the Indian Board decided that in future there would two
managers with separate responsibilities for administration and for cricket. However,
Bedi’s reign as India’s
first ‘cricket manager’ or coach was brief. His uncompromising approach
became renowned after making furious threats to throw members of the team out
of the plane into the sea (!) after losing to New Zealand, and after eight
months he was replaced.
The selectors' first move was
to replace Srikkanth with new captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
Tour Party Announced : ??
The selectors opted for youth
and eight of the team was aged under-25, including 16 year-old
Tendulkar.Only Kapil Dev was aged over
30.At the time of selection Razdan
had played only one first-class cricket match apart from the Pakistan
Not selected:Arshad Ayub, Ravi Shastri, Kris Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar.
Time between selection and departure from India
(announced - 20?
Departure was on 20 ? January 1990
Time spent in New
(arrival - depart Host)
Dilip Vengsarkar was called up after Navjot Sidhu was put out of the tour by a wrist injury when
facing Danny Morrison.