New Zealand will be keen to continue their good form when they take on India in a five-match T20I series that begins from January 24th. Captain Kane Williamson will be hoping that the side can get off to a winning start against formidable unit like India. Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn and Blair Tickner have been included in the T20 squad, while Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are ruled out of the series due to injuries.
On the other hand, Indian Captain Virat Kohli will lead the side for the T20I series against New Zealand. Mohammad Shami and Rohit Sharma made their return to the side after being rested for Sri Lanka series.
Here are some of the key stats related to New Zealand vs India 2020 T20 Series
2019 was the last time New Zealand won a T20I series against India. The visitors suffered defeat in the three-match series played in New Zealand in 2019.
11 T20I matches have been played between New Zealand and India till now. Surprisingly, New Zealand have dominated with 8 victories to their name while India has managed only to win only three matches.
1 century for New Zealand opener Colin Munro against India in T20I cricket. Left-hander has scored 248 runs in 7 matches at an average of 41.33. Munro will be looking to make an impact with the bat at the top of the innings against India.
1 wicket needed by New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner to complete 50 wickets in the T20 cricket. Santner has taken 49 wickets in 39 T20I matches at an average of 18.93 with one five-wicket hauls to his name.
257 runs required by New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor to complete 2000 runs in the T20 format. Taylor currently has scored 1743 runs in 95 matches at an average of 25.63 with five half-centuries to his name.
263 runs required by India’s Lokesh Rahul to complete 1500 runs in the T20 format. Rahul currently has scored 1237 runs in 37 T20 matches at an average of 44.17 with 2 centuries and nine half-centuries to his name.
64 runs required by New Zealand opener Martin Guptill to complete 2500 runs in the T20 format. Guptill currently has scored 2436 runs in 83 matches at an average of 33.36 with 2 centuries and 15 half-centuries to his name.
3 wickets needed by New Zealand Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi to complete 50 wickets in the T20 cricket. Sodhi currently has taken 47 wickets in 40 matches at an average of 24.06.
11 wickets needed by India’s left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav to complete 50 wickets in the T20 cricket. Yadav currently has taken 39 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 13.76 with an economy rate of 7.11.