Rohit Sharma will hope to continue his rich run of form when India tour New Zealand for a full-fledged series later this month. Sharma, who has managed only two half-centuries in 9 matches against the Black Caps, has been among the best white-ball players in recent times and with India still chasing their first T20I series win against New Zealand in New Zealand, Sharma will have to contribute heavily if they are to successfully achieve that feat. But despite smashing records in ODIs, Sharma has really struggled to score consistently in the shortest format of the game and will have to be in top-notch if India are to taste their maiden T20I series win in New Zealand. India vs New Zealand series begins with the 1st T20I match on January 24, 2020 (Friday). India vs New Zealand 2020 Schedule in IST, Fixtures & Full Timetable, Free PDF Download.
The 32-year-old has scored at least a half-century in each of the last three T20I series India have played, which also includes the 50 against New Zealand in Auckland last year. Rohit’s run-a-ball half-century – his only 2nd against the Black Caps – helped India to their only win the 1-2 Twenty20 series defeat. Rohit also averages 24.75 against New Zealand and has only scored 198 runs in 9 matches against Kane Williamson’s side. The record worsens when it comes to matches in New Zealand. In 4 T20I matches at the Island nation, Sharma has 96 runs with the highest score of 50. Virat Kohli Record in T20Is Vs New Zealand.
Rohit Sharma's T20I Record Against New Zealand
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Rohit’s highest score of 80 against New Zealand came in Delhi in 2017 with India sealing the three-match T20I series 2-1. Incidentally, this series was also the first time India managed to defeat New Zealand in a T20I game after five successive losses. Rohit has also been dismissed 7 times in single digits in 9 T20I matches against New Zealand. The Indian deputy captain is, however, a different batsman now and holds the ability to change games on his own. As India chase their first T20I series in New Zealand, Rohit will his own records to chase.