England vs New Zealand 2021 Test Series: Statistical Overview

Host England will be keen to continue their winning momentum in home conditions when they take on New Zealand in a two-match Test series that begins from 2nd June. Captain Joe Root will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this Test series.

For the home side, all-rounder Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler will not be available for various reasons. Uncapped wicket-keeper batsman James Bracey and pacer Ollie Robinson have earned their maiden call-ups to the Test squad, while Ben Foakes will be first-choice wicket-keeper for this two-match series. Craig Everton have made a comeback after doing well in English County Championship this season.

On the other hand, New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson will lead for the Test series against England. Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy and Rachin Ravendra are three uncapped players named in the Test squad. The trio has earned their maiden call-up to the national side. Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel and has also been included in the Test squad for the two-match Test series.

Here are some of the key stats related to England vs New Zealand 2021 Test Series

2013 was the last time England won a Test series against New Zealand. Joe Root-led unit suffered defeat in the two-match series played in New Zealand in 2019.

3 centuries for New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor against England in Test cricket. He has scored 1,145 runs in 17 Test matches at an average of 40.89. Ross Taylor will once again be crucial for New Zealand in this two-match Test series against England.

2 wickets needed by New Zealand pacer Trent Boult to complete 50 wickets against England in Test cricket. Boult has taken 48 wickets in 10 Test matches at an average of 24.68 with four five-wicket hauls to his name.

105 runs required by England Captain Joe Root to complete 1,000 runs against New Zealand in Test cricket. Root currently has scored 895 runs in 11 Test matches at an average of 44.75 with two centuries and five half-centuries to his name.

257 runs needed by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to complete 1,000 runs against England in Test cricket. He currently has accumulated 743 runs in 11 matches at an average of 43.70 with three centuries and four half-centuries to his name.

13 wickets needed by New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket. Wagner currently has taken 37 wickets in 9 Test matches at an average of 30.02

71 runs needed by New Zealand’s opening batsman Tom Latham to complete 4,000 runs in Test cricket. Latham has accumulated 3,929 runs from 56 Test matches at an average of 42.24 with 11 centuries to his name.

227 runs needed by New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling to complete 4,000 runs in Test cricket. Watling has scored 3,773 runs from 73 Test matches at an average of 38.11 with 8 centuries and 19 half-centuries to his name.

19 wickets needed by New Zealand left-arm quick Trent Boult to complete 300 wickets in Test cricket. He has claimed 281 wickets in 71 Test matches at an average of 28.02 with eight five-wicket hauls to his name.

 

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