New Zealand vs India 2019, ODI series – Statistical Preview
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial ODI series between New Zealand and India.
Updated - Jan 22, 2019 7:33 pm
The No.2 ranked ODI side India will lock the horns with the No.3 ranked ODI team New Zealand in the 5-match series starting on Wednesday at the McLean Park in Napier. The series could make the things here and there for either side as a 5-0 whitewash could mean the hosts moving to No.2. India needs to win the series at any cost to retain their 121 points and a 5-0 win would push their tally to 14 and put them only two points away from England at the top.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial ODI series between New Zealand and India:
6 – Ross Taylor has a fifty-plus score in each of his last six ODI innings. If he scores a half-century in his next innings, Taylor will be the 2nd player after Javed Miandad (9) to hit seven consecutive fifties in Men’s ODI cricket.
24.57 – Shikhar Dhawan’s batting average of 24.57 against New Zealand is his lowest against any team in the 50-over format. (Against whom he played more than 1 innings) Dhawan scored 172 runs from seven ODIs against the Kiwis with a best score of 68.
Dhawan scored 185 runs from six ODIs in New Zealand including a 100 against Ireland during CWC15. His ODI average of 30.83 is his lowest in any country behind 26.07 in Windies.
29.16 – Batting average of Martin Guptill in ODI format against India. They are the only opposition against whom Guptill played more than one innings and averages less than 30 in this format. The opening batsman scored 700 runs with a century and four fifties in 25 innings, the most he played against any team.
72.12 – Batting average of Virat Kohli in ODI format against New Zealand; the best for any player in India-New Zealand ODI matches (Min: 10 innings) The Indian captain has amassed 1154 runs from only 19 outings against the Kiwis with five centuries and six fifties.
72.2 – Kane Williamson has a batting average of 72.2 in ODI cricket at home against India. He doesn’t average more than 55 against any team in this format at home. During the 2014 5-match home ODI series, Williamson smashed 362 runs by scoring fifties in all five matches.
90.16 – MS Dhoni’s batting average in ODI cricket in New Zealand; the 2nd best for any player behind AB de Villiers (119). Dhoni scored 541 runs from ten innings in New Zealand with help of six fifties. (Min: 10 innings played)
2009 – Last time India won an ODI against New Zealand in New Zealand was way back in 2009 at Hamilton. Since then, both the teams faced off in six matches in the country with the hosts winning five of those while another game ending in a Tie.