New Zealand vs India 2019, T20I series – Statistical Preview

New Zealand vs India 2019, T20I series – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the T20I series between New Zealand and India.

Ross Taylor and Lockie Ferguson
Ross Taylor and Lockie Ferguson of New Zealand. (Photo Source: FIONA GOODALL/AFP/Getty Images)

After dominating the ODI series, India will now look towards their first ever win in the T20I format in New Zealand when they take on the hosts in the 3-match T20I series. This will be the last series of their bilateral overseas cycle that began in January 2018. India achieved new highs in this span have not lost a T20I series after playing in South Africa, England and Australia. Under the stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, they will want to clinch the maiden T20I series in New Zealand.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the T20I series between New Zealand and India:

2 – Number of games that New Zealand won from their previous 11 T20I matches. They won nine of the 11 T20Is since defeating Pakistan in the Wellington T20I last year. They won two of their last seven T20Is they played at home.

2 – India lost both the T20Is they played against the Blackcaps in New Zealand. India faced the hosts in two T20Is in 2009 and lost both while defending a target.

6-2 – New Zealand’s win-loss record in the T20I format against India. The Kiwis won each of their first five T20Is against India before losing the 3-match T20I series in 2017 by a 2-1 margin.

10 – India has not lost any of their last ten T20I series/tournaments. Since losing the one-off T20I in West Indies in 2017, India won eight T20I series/tournaments out of the ten they played. Their two T20I series against Australia ended in a draw as one of the three matches in the series was washed out.

19-5 – India’s win-loss record in their last 25 T20I matches. India won 19 of their last 25 T20Is and lost in only five of them. Another game ended without a result after 19 overs of the first innings.

42.45Rohit Sharma’s batting average of 42.45 in T20Is as captain is the 3rd highest for any player who has batted ten or more innings as skipper in this format. As captain, Rohit aggregated 467 runs from 12 T20I innings with two centuries and two fifties.

Only Faf du Plessis and Aaron Finch have scored a T20I hundred as captain. Only Scotland’s Peter Mommsen (54.33) and Ross Taylor (43.83) have a better average than Rohit as T20I captain. Both the players also played 12 innings but scored over 100 runs less than Rohit.

91.67 – Sharma’s win percentage as captain in T20I cricket; the highest for among the 50 captains who have led the team in ten and more T20I games. Rohit led India to 11 victories from 12 T20I matches. India are currently on an unbeaten 7-match winning streak under Rohit’s captaincy.

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