Hosts Australia will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on arch-rivals New Zealand in a three match Test series that will begin from 12th December in Perth. Cameron Bancroft has been dropped from Test squad, while bowling Michael Neser has been called-up for this three-match series.
On the other hand, New Zealand have named unchanged for the series against Australia. Daryl Mitchell and Lockie Ferguson have been included as Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme don’t recover in time for the first game of the three-match series. Kane Williamson will lead New Zealand for this epic three-match series.
Here are some of most important statistics with regards to Australia vs New Zealand 2019 Test Series.
6 victories for New Zealand out of last 42 Test matches played against Australia since 1985. New Zealand lost their previous played in Australia in 2016.
1985 was the last time New Zealand won a Test series against Australia in Australia. New Zealand’s last win came at Bellrieve Oval in Hobart in 2011.
71.27 is the average for David Warner against New Zealand in Test cricket. Swashbuckling opener has scored 784 runs in 7 Test matches with four centuries to his name. He will be looking to continue his rich vein of form in this three-match series.
6 wickets needed by Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood to complete 200 wickets in Test Cricket. Hazlewood currently has taken 194 wickets in 50 Test matches at an average of 26.33.
13 wickets needed by New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner to complete 200 wickets in Test Cricket. Wagner currently has taken 187 wickets in 44 Test matches at an average of 26.98.
19 wickets needed by Australian pacer Pat Cummins to complete 150 wickets in Test Cricket. Cummins currently has taken 131 wickets in 27 Test matches at an average of 22.10.
53 runs needed by Australia’s David Warner to complete 7,000 runs in Test Cricket. Warner currently has scored 6947 runs in 81 Test matches at an average of 48.58 with 23 centuries to his name.
216 runs needed by Australia’s David Warner to complete 1,000 runs against New Zealand in Test Cricket. Warner currently has scored 784 runs in 7 games at an average of 71.27 with four centuries to his name
32 runs needed by New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme to complete 1000 runs in Test cricket. He currently has scored 968 runs in 20 Test matches at an average of 40.33. He smashed one century and seven half-centuries in the five-day format for New Zealand