Virat Kohli and his men gear up for the greatest test in the World Test Championships as they face an imposing New Zealand in the first Test, beginning Friday.
The T20I and ODI series on India’s voyage through New Zealand has been a totally uneven issue for both the teams. While India won the T20I series 5-0, New Zealand returned more grounded to win the ODI series 3-0.
All in all, passing by the pattern, do we anticipate that the Test series should be likewise whitewashed by both of the team? All things considered, it unquestionably doesn’t look that way on the grounds that both the teams are solid. While India start top choices having had an amazing run in the longest configuration of the going in the course of recent months, New Zealand at home are an invulnerable side.
Ths history also proposes the equivalent. While India has an advantage over New Zealand and has won 21 out of 57 matches with a W/L proportion of 2.1, it is their record in New Zealand that is the test. Out of 23 matches played in New Zealand, India has won just 5 matches with a W/L proportion of 0.625.
Not surprisingly, India commands the vast majority of the batting records, and New Zealand rules the greater part of the bowling records. For India, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar stand-apart with their exhibitions, Sir Richard Hadlee has been the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand.
Along these lines, on that note, how about we take a gander at the details overiew of both the groups while playing against one another.
Overall Matches Played: 57
India: 21 Wins || New Zealand: 10 Wins || Draw: 26
24- Most Matches played by a Batsman – Sachin Tendulkar (IND)
1658- Most Runs by Rahul Dravid (IND)
120- Best Batting Average (Min 6 inns and 300 runs) by Dilip Sardesai (IND)
302- Highest Score by Brendon Mccullum (NZ)
6– Most Centuries Scores by Rahul Dravid (IND)
9- Most Fifties by Mark Burgess (NZ)
5– Most Ducks by Zaheer Khan (IND)
15- Most Matches played by a Bowler – Daniel Vettori (NZ)
65- Most Wickets by Sir Richard Hadlee (NZ)
13.7- Best Bowling Average (Min 6 inns and 12 wickets) by Arshad Ayub (IND)
28- Lowest Bowling Strike Rate (Min 6 inns and 12 wickets) by Shane Bond (NZ)
8/72- Best Bowling figures by S Venkataraghavan (IND)
India vs NZ First Test Predicted Playing 11 for Team India:
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah
India vs NZ First Test Predicted Playing 11 for New Zealand:
Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Neil Wagner/ Kyle Jamieson.