India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

India head as favourites into the three-match T20I series against the Black Caps.

India Team and New Zealand Team
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The no. one ranked T20I team in the world, India, after having won the ODI series against New Zealand will now look to replicate the same in the upcoming T20I series. On the other hand, New Zealand will look to forget all the memories from the ODI series and would look to bounce back to the winning ways.

The action now moves to Ranchi, as India and New Zealand will lock horns in the shortest format. India will face New Zealand in the first of the three-match T20I series on Friday, January 27 at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Both teams have fared pretty well in T20Is since 2022. India have won 30 out of the 43 matches they have played and New Zealand have won 15 out of the 22 games they have played thus far.

For India, Suryakumar Yadav has been in sublime form with 1334 runs in 34 innings at an average of 49.40 in T20Is. He has also registered three centuries and ten half centuries. In the bowling department, Arshdeep Singh has been impressive with 36 scalps in 23 games.

For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips has been fabulous since 2022 scoring 716 runs at an average of 44.75 with six half centuries and one century to his name. In the bowling department, Ish Sodhi has been in prime form with 28 wickets in 22 games.

India will miss the services of senior players like Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma among others as they have been rested to manage their workload. Meanwhile, the Kiwis will miss the services of regular skipper Kane Williamson and bowling spearhead Tim Southee. Hardik Pandya and Mitchell Santner will be leading the sides in the absence of regular skippers.

Meanwhile, let us look at the stats and numbers ahead of the first T20I between India and New Zealand:

Head-to-Head: India and New Zealand have met each other on 22 occasions with team India winning 12 matches and New Zealand winning nine matches, one match ending in a tie. In India, both teams have met on eight occasions with India winning five matches and losing three.

1 – Hardik Pandya (149) needs one more scalp to complete 150 wickets in international cricket.

5 – Suryakumar Yadav (142) needs eight fours to reach 150 fours in T20Is.

6 – Glenn Phillips (94) is six fours away from reaching 100 fours in T20Is.

4 – Ishan Kishan (46) requires four sixes to complete 50 maximums across formats.

2 – Washington Sundar (48) is two scalps away from reaching 50 wickets in international cricket.

4 – Finn Allen (46) needs four sixes to get to 50 maximums across formats.

2 - Yuzvendra Chahal (48) needs two wickets to get to 50 wickets in T20Is at home.

4 -Devon Conway (46) is four sixes away from reaching 50 maximums across format.