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New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st T20I, Auckland – Stats Preview 

New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st T20I, Auckland – Stats Preview
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On Friday (24th January), New Zealand vs India 2020 series will get underway with the 1st T20 of the five-match T20I series at Eden Park in Auckland.

Last time, they met in T20I cricket in February 2019, where the hosts Black Caps won the three-match T20I series by 2-1. Though India as a team has mostly struggled against New Zealand in T20Is. However, their records have somewhat improved in the most recent times.

New Zealand vs India 2020: Here are some crucial stats previews before the Auckland T20I:

Venue stats (Eden Park, Auckland)

Ground’s history regarding first and second batting in T20Is:

Overall

Stats Overall First batting Second batting
Win 16 9 7
Innings average (Average run-rate) 160.21 (8.63) 170.47 (8.76) 149.95 (8.49)

In the last five matches:

Stats Overall First batting Second batting
Win 4 1 3
Innings average (Average run-rate) 169.40 (9.89) 175.20 (9.62) 163.60 (10.20)

(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)

Teams’ T20I records at this venue:

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
New Zealand 19 6 10 3/0
India 1 1 0 0/0

 

Teams’ stats:

New Zealand vs India Head-to-Head T20I records:

Stats Matches New Zealand Won India Won Tied/No Result
Overall 11 8 3 0/0
In New Zealand 5 4 1 0/0
At Eden Park (Auckland) 1 0 1 0/0
In the last five matches 5 3 2 0/0

 

In the last 10 T20Is:

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
New Zealand 10 5 4 1/0
India 10 6 3 0/1

Players’ stats:

New Zealand cricketers’ stats –

i) The left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi have taken 49 and 47 T20I wickets respectively.

Santner needs to pick up one wicket, and Sodhi is three wickets away to complete their 50 T20I wickets. Among the New Zealand bowlers, only Tim Southee (75 wickets) and Nathan McCullum (58 wickets) have managed to take 50-plus T20I wickets.

India, New Zealand, stats preview
Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi (Image Credit: Google)

Indian cricketers’ stats

i) The top two most T20I run-scorers are Virat Kohli (2,689 runs) and Rohit Sharma (2,633 runs). Kohli is 56 runs away from Rohit in this impressive list.

ii) Rohit Sharma (9,937 runs) needs to score 63 more runs to complete 10,000 international runs as an opening batsman. He will be the fourth Indian to score 10,000 international runs as an opener.

India, New Zealand, stats preview
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: BCCI)

iii) Virat Kohli (954 runs) is two runs away to become the most T20I run-scorer at the away venues (only home of the opposition). Only Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez is ahead of Kohli in this list with 955 T20I runs at away venues.

India, New Zealand, stats preview
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

iv) Virat Kohli (1.032 runs) is 81 runs behind to become the most run-scorer as an Indian T20I captain. MS Dhoni is leading this table with 1,112 T20I runs as a captain.

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