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New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st Test, Wellington – Stats Preview 

New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st Test, Wellington – Stats Preview
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli (Image Crerdit: Facebook)

On Friday (21st February), the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India will meet in the first game of the two-match Test series at Basin Reserve (Wellington).

India started this tour with the five-match T20I series which the visitors won by the 5-0 margin. However, the visitors lost the next three-match ODI series of this tour by the 3-0 margin. The ongoing India tour of New Zealand will end with the Test series.

New Zealand vs India 2020: Here are some crucial stats previews before the Wellington Test

Venue stats (Basin Reserve, Wellington)

Average totals in overall and each Test innings

Overall

Average Total First innings Second innings Third innings Fourth innings
277.45 307.14 327.50 244.06 146.75

Last five matches

Average Total First innings Second innings Third innings Fourth innings
317.31 298 485.60 214.75 150

(Note: Only excluded incomplete innings)

 

New Zealand and India – Test records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied Draw Win%
New Zealand 63 19 20 0 24 30.16
India 7 1 4 0 2 14.24

Teams stats

New Zealand vs India head-to-head Test records

Stats Total Tests New Zealand Won India Won Tied Draw
Overall 57 10 21 0 26
In New Zealand 23 8 5 0 10
At Basin Reserve (Wellington) 7 4 1 0 2
In the last five matches 5 1 3 0 1

 

Forms in the last five Tests

Team Won Lost Tied Draw
New Zealand 1 3 0 1
India 5 0 0 0

 

  • New Zealand are one victory away to win 100 Test matches.

 

Players’ stats

New Zealand cricketers’ stats

i) Ross Taylor (99 Tests) will play his 100th Test. He will be the fourth New Zealand cricketer to play 100 Test matches. The other three in this list are Daniel Vettori (112 Tests), Stephen Fleming (111 Tests) and Brendon McCullum (101 Tests).

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Ross Taylor (Image Credits: ANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT)

ii) Tim Southee (295 wickets) is five wickets away to complete 300 international wickets at home. Among the New Zealand bowlers, only Daniel Vettori is ahead of Southee in this list with 299 international wickets at home.

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Tim Southee (Image Credit: Twitter)

iii) Tim Southee (157 home Test wickets) is three wickets away to surpass Daniel Vettori (159 home Test wickets) and become the second most Test wicket-taker for New Zealand at home. Sir Richard Hadlee is on top of the list with 201 home Test wickets.

iv) Kane Williamson has scored 6,986 international runs as a captain. He is 14 runs away to complete 7,000 international runs as a captain. After Stephen Fleming (11,561 runs), Williamson will be the second Kiwi captain to achieve this feat.

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

v) Kane Williamson (2,342 Test runs as a captain) is 14 runs away to become the second most Test run-scorer as a New Zealand captain after surpassing Brendon McCullum (2,355 Test runs as a captain). Only Stephen Fleming is ahead of them with 5,156 Test runs as a captain.

Indian cricketers’ stats

i) The tall right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma has taken 292 wickets in Test career. He is eight wickets away to complete 300 Test wickets. He will be the sixth Indian bowler to claim 300 Test wickets.

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Ishant Sharma (Image Credit: Google)

ii) Mayank Agarwal has scored 872 runs in 13 Test innings. If he scores 128 more runs in the next Test innings, he will become the joint-fastest Indian batsman to complete 1,000 Test runs. At present, Vinod Kambli is the lone record holder in this list who completed the first 1,000 Test runs in just 14 innings.

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Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

iii) Virat Kohli (21,863 runs) is 137 runs behind to complete his 22,000 runs in the international career. After Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs), Kohli will become the third Indian to score 22,000 international runs. In overall, Kohli will be the eighth batsman to score 22,000 international runs.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Getty Images)

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