New Zealand Cricket team under the leadership of Kane Williamson will aim to leapfrog Indian National Cricket team in the ICC ODI Rankings when the five-match series commences from January 23 (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, both the teams are coming on the back of some strong performances from their recent series. While India registered their first-ever Test series and bilateral ODI series win on Australian soil, the Kiwis defeated Sri Lanka across formats. And with the ICC World Cup in sight, both the sides will aim to fix their team combination ahead of the showpiece event.
Kiwis have a good record against India
India and New Zealand are currently in the second and third spot respectively in the ICC ODI team rankings. Both the sides have done exceedingly well in the last 24 months. Moreover, the Black Caps are slightly ahead of Virat Kohli & Co with a good record against India at home.
They have defeated the men in blues 21 times in 35 games at home. They also enjoy a remarkable win percentage of over 75 on home turf since the 2015 World Cup losing only eight games out of 27 played. In addition to, they thrashed India 4-0 in the five-match series when they toured the country back in 2014.
New Zealand in line to leapfrog India