IND vs NZ 2021: Two of the strongest teams in World Cricket, India and New Zealand, will be up against each other in the bilateral series of T20 and Test. In the ICC events, New Zealand have dominated the Indian team for the past few years. They won the semifinal of 2019 World Cup, was clinical in the World Test Championship Final and T20 World Cup 2021 league fixtures against India. But the home conditions may put Indian team in advantage in the presence of quality spinners. Check out all T20 stats, test head to head, records, news, playing 11 updates and venue details here.
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The India and New Zealand team will clash in the bilateral T20I and Test Series. The T20I series will comprise of 3 matches starting from November 17. The T20I series will be hosted by Jaipur, Ranchi, and Kolkata. While, 2-match test series will take place in Kanpur and Mumbai which will begin from 25 November. The time for the T20Is will be 7 PM, and 9:30 AM for test series.
The Indian team will be led by Rohit Sharma, and the vice-captain captain would be KL Rahul. While, Virat Kohli has opted to take rest and will return to the field from 2nd test. The players like Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, and Harshal have been named in the squad due to their terrific performances in the IPL 2021.
Kane Williamson will captain the New Zealand team and will comprise of the regular players that were part of the team in the T20 World Cup 2021. The batsman who is in prime form, Devon Conway is doubtful to play in T20I series due to injury.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj
Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner
Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test and will lead the team.
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A total of 16 T20I matches have been played between both the teams (until October 2021), with Indian team winning 7, and New Zealand securing victory in 9 of them. The most recent T20I fixture was won by the New Zealand team in T20 World Cup 2021. The first T20I series was played in 2008/09, with New Zealand winning the series, and the last bilateral series in 2020 was won by the Indian team in a dominating fashion by 5-0.
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The Indian team have fared better in the test matches against New Zealand. In 61 matches, the Indian team have secured victories in 21, while New Zealand have managed to win 13 of them. The rest 26 have been drawn and 1 being abandoned. The first bilateral test series was played in 1955, which was won by the Indian team. While, they both clashed last in the test series in 2020, in which the New Zealand team emerged victorious.
Colin Munro is the leading run scorer between both India and New Zealand sides, with 426 runs to his name. He is a terrific player, and has been good throughout. Followed by Rohit, who has scored 352 runs against the Kiwis. This list has some big names, including Taylor, Kane and Virat next. Colin having had played less games than others, makes this stat a pretty good one. Here is the list of top 3 run scorers.
The key to winning games in T20I is bowling with variations and line-lengths. Ish Sodhi is the leading wicket taker and has taken 19 wickets in 13 games, which is excellent. He is an outstanding bowler and has kept the Indian batting lineup quiet, all the while he has played for his team. While next on the list are JaspritBumrah and Mitchell Santner, who have been very good as well.
The wall of Indian Cricket, Rahul Dravid has scored the most runs in test series between both the sides. He has scored 1659 runs in 28 innings of the 15 matches, he has played against the Kiwis. He is just above Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most runs and a little far from the Kiwi player McCullum. Dravid’s average was 63.80 against New Zealand, which is quite astonishing. The below table
In the list of most wickets in Sri Lanka vs India Test matches, the top 3 players are Muttiah Muralitharan with 105 scalps, while Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh follow him with 74 and 53 wickets respectively. This is due to the fact that the pitches in India and Sri Lanka assist the spinners due to the soil content. Nevertheless, all these bowlers have been impressive in the overseas conditions as well.
The both Asian teams, India and Sri Lanka have been involved in interesting battles in the past in the presence of key players like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, and Anil Kumble.
But the story is little different at present, with Sri Lanka in rebuilding phase with the young players in the squad and it will take a daunting effort from all their players to compete against a strong team. On the other hand, the Indian team are predicted to win the test series due to the talented and experienced middle order, and skilled spinners.
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Whenever India and New Zealand meets, there is an intense competition between both the teams trying to outclass each other in both the departments. The New Zealand team have emerged victorious in the World Test Championship Final and T20 World Cup 2021 fixtures, but the Indian team in their conditions certainly have an advantage in the presence of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in both the formats. It is expected to be a tough contest between both the teams, but it is predicted that the Indian team may win the T20I series, while it can be an even contest in the test matches.