Host New Zealand will be keen to continue their winning record at home when they take on West Indies in a two-match Test series starting from 3rd December.
For New Zealand, Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have regained full fitness and will be available for the two-match Test series. Uncapped batsman Devon Conway and all-rounder Will Young have earned their maiden call-ups to the national side. Tom Blundell has been named as a reserve wicket-keeper for the two-match series.
Ajaz Patel is the lone spinner picked for the two-match Test series against West Indies. On the other hand, West Indies will feel relieved as Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetymer make their return to the Test squad. Uncapped pace Chemar Holder has earned his maiden call-up to the national side.
Here are some of the key stats related to New Zealand vs West Indies 2020 Test Series
1995 was the last time West Indies won a Test series against New Zealand in New Zealand. The visitors suffered a clean sweep in the two-match series played in New Zealand in 2017.
48 Test matches have been played between New Zealand and West Indies till now. New Zealand have come out top on 15 occasions, while West Indies has managed only to win thirteen matches.
188 runs required by New Zealand opener Tom Latham to complete 4000 runs in the Test format. Left-hander currently has accumulated 3812 runs in 53 Test matches at an average of 42.83 with 11 centuries and 19 half-centuries to his name.
184 runs required by New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson to complete 1000 runs against West Indies in Test cricket. Williamson currently has scored 816 runs in 10 test matches at an average of 54.40 with two centuries and five half-centuries to his name.
148 runs required by West Indies middle-order batsman Roston Chase to complete 2000 runs in the Test format. Chase currently has scored 1852 runs in 36 Test matches at an average of 30.86 with five centuries and eight half-centuries to his name.
253 runs required by New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls to complete 2000 runs in the Test format. He currently has scored 1747 runs in 34 matches at an average of 39.70 with five centuries and nine half-centuries to his name.
5 wickets needed by West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has taken 145 wickets in 49 Test matches at an average of 30.97 with six five-wicket hauls to his name.
7 wickets needed by New Zealand pacer Trent Boult to complete 50 wickets against West Indies in Test cricket. Left-arm quick has claimed 43 wickets in 10 Test matches at an average of 22.72 with one five-for and one ten-for to his name.