After the successful tour of Australia, India now travels to scenic New Zealand for limited-overs series’. India and New Zealand will take on each other in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series first and then in the three-match T20 Internationals. The ODI series kicks off with the first match at the McLean Park in Napier on January 23 and ends on February 03. The three T20Is will be held from February 06 to 10. Ind vs Nz 2019 Schedule.
India is currently ranked number two on ODIs followed by New Zealand at three. With both Men in Blue and Black Caps in great form, the ODI series is expected to be a closely contested one. Even if India manages to be New Zealand 5-0, they won't topple England, which is currently ranked number one.
Meanwhile, as India and New Zealand get ready to face-off in an exciting five-match ODI series, we bring to you some records and stats. Dear Ravi Shastri, Not Only Sachin Tendulkar But MS Dhoni Also Does Get Angry, Here's the Proof!
Ind vs Nz head-to-head in ODIs: India and New Zealand have faced each other in 101 ODI matches so far. India slightly leads the head-to-head record with 51 wins. Kiwis have won 44 matches. When it comes to ODI matches between these two teams in New Zealand, the home side has a better record with 21 wins from 34 matches. India have defeated New Zealand only ten times in their own backyard.
Highest/lowest total in ODIs in New Zealand: 393/6 is the highest team total in ODIs in New Zealand. Kiwis apparently achieved the feat in 2-15 while playing against Windies. Interestingly, the second highest team total in New Zealand is 392/4, set by India against the home side in 2009. New Zealand in 2007 were bundled out for 73, it is the lowest team total in ODIs in New Zealand. Ravi Shastri: If Criticism is Agenda-driven, I Will Throw a Punch Back at the Critic
New Zealand’ record at home in ODIs: At home, Black Caps have played 306 ODIs, out of which they have emerged victorious in 175 matches. It is a win percentage of 60.82. India’s win percentage in ODIs in New Zealand stands at 36.25 with 14 wins from 42 games.
Best bowling figures in ODIs in New Zealand: Tim Southee’s 7/33 during the 2015 Cricket World Cup match against England are the best bowling figures in ODIs in New Zealand. Trent Boult’s 7/34 against Windies in 2017 are the second best figures.
Highest individual score in ODIs in New Zealand: Martin Guptill’s unbeaten 237 against Windies during the 2015 Cricket World Cup is the highest score by a batsman in ODIs in New Zealand. Sachin Tendulkar’s 163 not out in 2009 finds a place in top ten as well.