New Zealand completed outplayed and inflicted a clean sweep over India in recently concluded three-match one-day series. Kane Williamson and co. will be feeling confident of doing well in the upcoming two-match Test series that begins from 21st February. Uncapped Kyle Jamieson has earned his maiden call-up to the Test squad after doing well in the one-day series. Ajaz Patel has been named in the squad as the premier spin option for this series.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli will be keen that the side can put in a strong show in the two-match Test series against New Zealand. Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma and Prithvi Shaw have been included in the Test squad for the two-match series.
Rookie opener Prithvi Shaw has been named replacement for injured Rohit Sharma for New Zealand vs India 2020 Test series.
Here are some of the important statistics for New Zealand vs India 2020 Test series.
1 victory for New Zealand out of last 14 Test matches played between India and New Zealand Since 2009. Previously, New Zealand won the Test series against India played in New Zealand in 2014.
57 Test matches have been played between New Zealand and India till now. India have dominated the proceedings with 21 victories to their name while New Zealand have managed to come out on top on 10 occasions. 26 matches have ended in a draw.
272 runs needed by New Zealand middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls to complete 2,000 runs in Test cricket. Nicholls currently has scored 1728 runs in 32 Test matches at an average of 40.18 with five centuries and nine half-centuries to his name.
342 runs needed by New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. He has accumulated 3658 runs in 69 Test matches at an average of 39.33 with eight centuries and 18 half-centuries to his name.
249 runs needed by Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to complete 6,000 run in Test cricket.. He currently has scored 5, 751 runs in 76 Test matches at an average of 49.15 with 18 centuries and 24 half-centuries to his name.
8 wickets needed by Indian pacer Umesh Yadav to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket. Yadav currently has taken 142 wickets in 45 matches at an average of 30.26 with three five-wicket hauls to his name.
5 wickets needed by New Zealand all-rounder Colin De Grandhomme to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket. De Grandhomme currently has taken 45 wickets from 23 matches at an average of 31.66.
5 wickets needed by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma to complete 300 wickets in Test cricket. Sharma currently has claimed 295 wickets in 97 matches at an average of 32.45.