India vs New Zealand, World Test Championship Final – Statistical Overview

India and New Zealand will lock horns in the inaugural World Test Championship to be played at Southampton from 18th June.

Virat Kohli’s India will start this final as firm favorites after dominating the five-day format for the past two years. Since the inception of World Test Championship, India have topped the points table and registered 12 wins and four losses. The Men in Blue have announced their final 15-member squad for this grand finale. Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Shardul Thakur have failed to find a place in the squad for World Test Championship final.

On the other hand, New Zealand will be confident of pulling a win over India in these conditions. Earlier this month, New Zealand managed to beat England in a two-match series played in England. Kane Williamson-led unit will take heart from the fact that they are the only side to have beaten India in this World Test Championship.

Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Will Young and Tom Blundell have retained their place in the New Zealand squad for the upcoming World Test Championship final against India.

Here are some of the most important statistics and numbers related to the World Test Championship final between India vs New Zealand.

0 victories for India in the Test matches played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The Men in Blue have suffered defeat at the hands of England in the matches played at Southampton in 2014 and 2018.

51.53 is the average for Indian skipper Virat Kohli against New Zealand in Test cricket. He has accumulated 773 runs in 9 Test matches with three centuries and three half-centuries.

11 wickets required by New Zealand pacer Tim Southee to complete 50 wickets against India in Test cricket. The right-arm quick has claimed 39 wickets in 8 matches with two five-wicket hauls to his name.

2 wickets required by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to complete 50 wickets against New Zealand in Test format. The off-spinner has taken 48 wickets in six matches at an average of 16.97 with six five-fors and three ten-fors.

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