India v New Zealand, T20I series 2017 – Statistical Preview

India v New Zealand, T20I series 2017 – Statistical Preview

Here we look at all the key stats and numbers ahead of the India-New Zealand T20I series.

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After extending their ODI series winning streak at home against New Zealand to seven, Team India will now want to register their maiden T20I win as the Kiwis posses a cent percentage record against the Indian team in this format so far. The series will witness the introduction of few new Indian faces at the International level and Ashish Nehra signing off with the first T20I at his home.

Here we look at all the key stats and numbers ahead of the India-New Zealand T20I series:

1 – New Zealand’s only series/tournament win in International cricket on Indian soil came in the T20I series in 2012. The first game of the 2-match T20I series was abandoned without the toss while New Zealand won the 2nd game by one run.

1.083 – India’s win/loss ratio of 1.083 in T20I cricket at home is the 4th lowest for any team. (Min: 20 T20Is) India won 13 and lost 12 out of 25 T20Is they played in India. Only Zimbabwe (0.176), Bangladesh (0.647) and Sri Lanka (0.705) have a lower win/loss ratio at home in T20I cricket.

5 – Number of T20I matches the two teams have played so far. The two teams faced off twice in New Zealand, twice in India and once in South Africa with New Zealand winning all the five.

5 – New Zealand’s win/loss ratio of 5.000 in T20I cricket in India is the joint highest for any team. New Zealand won five out of six T20Is they played in India and lost a game. Windies also have the same record as New Zealand in India.

8Ashish Nehra will be the 8th Indian player to have an International career lasting 18 and more years if he plays in the 1st T20I at Delhi. His career span of 18 years and 250 days will be the 4th longest for an Indian.

20.72 – Shikhar Dhawan’s batting average of 20.72 in T20Is as an opener is the 2nd lowest for any player. (Min: 25 innings) Dhawan has scored 456 runs in 25 innings with only one fifty.

21.00 – Rohit Sharma’s batting average of 21 in T20Is in India is the lowest for any player. (Min: 10 innings) Rohit scored 336 runs in 18 innings with his 106 against South Africa being his only fifty-plus in India. Dhawan averages 21.2 in India in this format which is the 2nd lowest for any player.

199 – Number of fours Kohli has hit in T20I cricket so far. He needs one more four to become the 3rd player after Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mohammad Shahzad to hit 200 fours in T20Is.

6964 – Runs Virat Kohli has scored in Twenty20 cricket so far. He needs 36 more runs to become the first Indian and 8th player overall to complete 7000 Twenty20 runs.

9945 – Number of runs Martin Guptill has to his name in International cricket so far. He needs 55 more runs to become the 7th New Zealand player with 10000 International runs.