On Friday (8 February), the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India will meet in the second T20I of the three-match T20I series at Eden Park (Auckland). Currently, New Zealand is leading the series by 1-0.
Before the Auckland T20I, here we are looking at some essential stats preview.
1. The Eden Park (Auckland) has organized 17 T20Is, where the first batting team won nine matches and the second batting team won six times. Also, two matches had the tied results.
2. In last 10 T20Is at Eden Park (Auckland), the first batting average = 183.90 (average run-rate = 9.20) and second batting average = 151.60 (average run-rate = 8.73).
3. New Zealand has played 17 T20Is at Eden Park (Auckland). Out of those, they won six matches, lost nine matches and tied twice.
4. India hasn’t played a T20I game at Eden Park (Auckland) yet.
1. New Zealand and India have met nine times in T20I cricket. New Zealand won seven T20Is and India won two T20Is. However, India has never beaten New Zealand in T20Is outside the Indian soil. Both have met thrice in New Zealand, and every time New Zealand won the matches.
2. In their last 10 T20Is, New Zealand won three matches and lost the other seven times.
3. In their previous 10 T20Is, India won six games, lost three games, and there was no result in a match.
New Zealand cricketers’ stats
1. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (1,036 runs) is 76 runs away to become 2nd highest run-scorer as a captain in T20Is. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni scored 1,112 runs as a T20I captain, and at present, he is the second most run-scorer as a T20I captain. The record holder in this list is Faf du Plessis (South Africa/ICC World XI) as he has scored 1,252 runs as a T20I captain.
2. New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (42 wickets) is two wickets away to become the third most T20I wicket-taker for his country. Currently, the top three in this list are Tim Southee (67 wickets), Nathan McCullum (58 wickets) and Kyle Mills (43 wickets).
Indian cricketers’ stats
1. Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma (2,238 runs) needs to score 35 more runs to surpass the leading T20I run-scorer Martin Guptill (New Zealand) who has scored 2,272 runs. At present, Rohit Sharma is the third highest run-scorer in T20I history. Shoaib Malik (Pakistan/ICC World XI) is in the second position with 2,263 T20I runs.
2. Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (45 wickets) needs to take five more wickets to complete 50 T20I wickets. Currently, he is the third most T20I wicket-taker for India. The top two in this list are Ravichandran Ashwin (52 wickets) and Jasprit Bumrah (48 wickets).