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India vs New Zealand (Image Credits: Twitter)

IND vs NZ Head to Head Records, New Zealand’s Head to Head Record Against India– New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test. After the conclusion of T20I series, India and New Zealand are set to battle against each other in a Test series. The IND vs NZ Test series 2021 comprises two games and IND vs NZ 1st Test begins on November 25 (Thursday). The venue of the clash is Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

India bagged a pleasing whitewash against New Zealand in the recent T20I series 3-0. Now, they aim for victory in the Test series as well. India arrive at the series after a successful and impressive show against England in their previous campaign. Giving a tough fight to hosts England, India finished the series with a lead of 2-1 in 4 games.

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In the absence of Virat Kohli in the opening game, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side. Although the hosts are short of key players like Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Burman, and Mohammed Shami, they have the home advantage which is definitely the team’s biggest asset.

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New Zealand celebrate winning the ICC World Test Championship Final (Image Credit: Getty)

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Talking about New Zealand, the team also executed a successful show in the last couple of Test encounters. New Zealand won the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 final against India in July. Prior to that, New Zealand also defeated hosts England 1-0 in the two-match Test series.

India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand (Image Credits: Twitter)

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In head-to-head encounters in Tests, both the teams have played 60 Test matches against each other. India have won 21 games while New Zealand bagged victories in 13 matches. 16 matches ended in a draw. On Indian soil, the Indian team dominates Kiwis with 16 victories and only 2 defeats out of 34 Tests. However, New Zealand have defeated India in the last three encounters in Tests.

IND vs NZ Head to Head Records, New Zealand’s Head to Head Record Against India– New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test

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Captains of the two finalists of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli pose with the Test Mace ahead of the final at the Hampshire bowl, Southampton. (Photo: Twitter/ICC)

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IND vs NZ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  IND Won NZ Won Drawn
Overall 60 21 13 26
At Green Park Stadium, Kanpur 3 2 0 1
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2 0
In India 34 16 2 16

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

Innings IND Won NZ Won
First Batting 12 5
Second Batting 9 8

IND vs NZ- Top Players’ Stats 

Stats  IND NZ
Highest Individual Score Vinoo Mankad- 231 Brendon McCullum- 302
Best Batting Average Rahul Dravid- 63.80 Bert Sutcliffe- 68.07
Most Runs Rahul Dravid- 1659 Brendon McCullum- 1224
Best Bowling Average Arshad Ayub – 13.66 Lance Cairns- 20.45
Most Wickets Bishan Bedi- 57 Richard Hadlee- 65
Best Bowling Figures S Venkataraghavan – 8/72 Richard Hadlee- 7/23

 

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