New Zealand Vs India 2020: 2nd Test, Christchurch – Stats Preview
The second and final game of the two-match Test series between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India will begin on Saturday (29th February). Hagley Oval (Christchurch) will host this Test match.
At present, the hosts New Zealand are leading this Test series by the 1-0 margin. They won the first Test of this series by ten wickets at Wellington. The upcoming Christchurch Test is the must-win game for India which can help them to level this Test series.
New Zealand vs India 2020: Here are some crucial stats previews before the Christchurch Test
Venue stats (Hagley Oval, Christchurch)
The upcoming Test will be the seventh Test at this venue.
Average totals in overall and each Test innings
|Average Total||First innings||Second innings||Third innings||Fourth innings|
New Zealand and India – Test records at this venue
New Zealand vs India head-to-head Test records
|Stats||Total Tests||New Zealand Won||India Won||Tied||Draw|
|In New Zealand||24||9||5||0||10|
|At Hagley Oval (Christchurch)||–||–||–||–||–|
|In the last five matches||5||1||3||0||1|
Forms in the last five Tests
New Zealand cricketers’ stats
i) Kane Williamson (1,473 runs) needs to score seven more runs to become the second most run-scorer as a New Zealand Test captain after surpassing Brendon McCullum (1,479 runs). Stephen Fleming is leading this table with 1,842 Test runs as a captain.
ii) Tim Southee (547 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 550 international wickets. After Sir Richard Hadlee (589 wickets) and Daniel Vettori (696 wickets), Southee will become the third New Zealand bowler to claim 550 international wickets.
Indian cricketers’ stats
i) Virat Kohli (21,884 runs) is 116 runs away 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.
ii) Mayank Agarwal has scored 964 runs in 15 Test innings. He will complete his 1,000 Test runs after adding 36 more runs.
iii) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (48 wickets) is two wickets away to complete his 50 Test wickets against New Zealand. He will be the fourth Indian bowler to claim 50 Test wickets against New Zealand.
iv) Ravichandran Ashwin (598 wickets) is two wickets behind to complete 600 first-class wickets.
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