New Zealand is scheduled to tour India for three ODIs and T20Is each starting from January 18 it will be another fantastic addition to the IND vs NZ records. The tour will begin with the three-match ODI series and it will be crucial for both teams given the World Cup is set to be played in India later this year. The first ODI will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad while the next two matches of the series will take place on January 21 and 24 in Raipur and Indore respectively.
The three-match T20I series will commence on January 27 in MS Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi. Lucknow and Ahmedabad will host the last two T20 Internationals on January 29 and February 1 respectively as New Zealand’s tour of India will conclude. The shortest format takes a backseat at least for this year with the ODI World Cup in sight and hence, the main players are unlikely to feature in the series.
New Zealand has already rested their white-ball skipper Kane Williamson with Mitchell Santner taking over the mantle. Even Tim Southee is not a part of the squad, perhaps he is also set to miss the ODI series.
As for India, the BCCI is yet to announce the squad for both ODIs and T20Is. It is expected that the players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will miss the T20I series with a focus only on the World Cup. The same strategy had been applied last year before the T20 World Cup and the second-string team used to play the ODIs.
In this situation, Hardik Pandya might lead the T20I side like he has been doing over the past couple of series now.
- 1 IND vs NZ stats in T20Is
- 2 IND vs NZ records in ODIs
- 3 IND vs NZ Stats in Tests
- 4 The inaugural WTC Final
IND vs NZ stats in T20Is
India and New Zealand have faced each other so often in the last few years in the T20 Internationals. Soon after the T20 World Cup in Australia last year, the men in blue travelled to the Kiwi nation. On the other hand, New Zealand toured India in 2020 soon after the T20 World Cup that took place in the UAE.
As far as the head-to-head record between two teams in the shortest format of the game is concerned, India and New Zealand have faced each other in 22 matches. India has won 10 matches while the Kiwis have won on nine occasions. Three matches ended in a tie with India winning two of them in the Super Over. The third tie happened recently when rain interrupted in the second innings and both teams were on level terms according to the DLS method.
IND vs NZ records in India
India and New Zealand have faced each other in India in 8 matches. The hosts India have dominated the BlackCaps in this aspect beating them on five occasions. New Zealand has won three times in India breaking the hearts of millions of fans.
IND vs NZ records in New Zealand
When it comes to playing in the Kiwi Nation, New Zealand hosted India in a whopping 12 T20I matches and even here, India has the upper hand, only just. The Men in Blue have won a total of seven matches including two tied matches where they won in the Super over. On the other hand, New Zealand emerged victorious only in four matches. In the other tied game, the rain had interrupted and both teams were on level terms according to the DLS method.
IND vs NZ records in T20 World Cup
India has met New Zealand in the T20 World Cup on three occasions. On all three occasions, New Zealand has defeated the Men in Blue keeping a clear record when it comes to the mega event. This is a huge stat for Indian fans as India has not been able to beat New Zealand in the T20 World Cup.
The first meeting between the two sides happened in the inaugural edition in 2007. New Zealand managed to win that game by 10 runs. When the two teams met each other in the 2016 T20 World Cup in India, the hosts were skittled for just 79 runs chasing a total of 127 runs in Nagpur. The last meeting between the two sides in the mega event happened in the T20 World Cup 2021 and New Zealand thrashed India’s hopes with a comfortable win chasing down 111 runs.
IND vs NZ records in ODIs
India and New Zealand have been locking horns in the One-Day International format since 1975. The two teams have faced each other in 113 matches in the format so far with India winning on 55 occasions. New Zealand defeated the men in blue 50 times while one match ended in a tie. As many as seven matches ended in No Result.
IND vs NZ records in India
When it comes to India hosting New Zealand in the ODI format, the home side is dominating like anything. The BlackCaps have only managed to win 8 out of 35 matches they have played so far in India in the ODI format. Moreover, three of those wins have come since 2016 which proves how much they struggled historically in India while featuring in the 50-over format.
On the other hand, India has won 26 ODI matches at home against New Zealand with one game ending in No Result. Clearly, Kane Williamson and his side would want to better those numbers in the upcoming ODI series.
IND vs NZ records in New Zealand
Interestingly, when New Zealand are the hosts, they have also stamped their authority in the ODIs against India. India and New Zealand have locked horns against each other in 45 matches in the format. Out of those matches, India has only managed to win 14 and four matches have ended with no result.
New Zealand, meanwhile, has performed well at home winning as many as 26 matches. India last won an ODI in the Kiwi nation back in February 2019. In their recent tour to New Zealand, they lost the first game while the last two ODIs were washed out due to rain.
IND vs NZ records in the ODI World Cup
While India bossed New Zealand in bilateral series, the Kiwis have time and again managed to stun the men in blue in the mega-events. When it comes to ODI World Cups as well, New Zealand has a better record against India. So far both teams have locked horns on 8 occasions in the mega event and New Zealand has won five times.
India has won only three matches as they continue to struggle against the BlackCaps in the ICC tournaments. Their latest defeat in the 50-over World Cup came in the 2019 mega event in the semi-final. Not many fans have still forgotten the heartbreaking moment of Martin Guptill running out MS Dhoni, a crucial moment that sealed India’s fate in the tournament. It also turned out to be the final moment of Dhoni’s international career as well.
IND vs NZ Stats in Tests
India and New Zealand have been involved in a lot of exhilarating Test matches previously. As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, both teams locked horns in red-ball cricket in 62 matches with India winning as many as 22 matches. New Zealand has won 13 matches in Tests while a massive 27 games have ended in a draw.
IND vs NZ Stats in India
India is an overwhelming favourite whenever they have hosted New Zealand at home in red-ball cricket. The two teams have faced each other in India 36 times and the home team has won 17 matches. On the other hand, the Kiwis have been able to win only two Tests with the last win coming in 1988.
IND vs NZ Stats in New Zealand
New Zealand has been one of the toughest places to play Test cricket. The ball swings a lot in the first couple of days before the pitch gets flat. However, India has a fairly decent record playing Test cricket here with 5 wins in 25 matches with 10 of them ending in a draw. Perhaps, India had managed to win the series under MS Dhoni back in 2009.
New Zealand has won 10 matches at home in Tests against India and that is not a surprise at all. They have not lost to India at home since that 2009 series and will be keen on extending that record whenever they next host team India.
The inaugural WTC Final
Just like in ODIs and T20Is, New Zealand have managed to go one up against India in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The two teams faced each other in Southampton in 2021 and the team led by Kane Williamson won a much-deserved ICC trophy beating India on the reserve's sixth day.
Batting first, India posted 217 runs on the board thanks to key contributions from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scoring 44 and 49 runs respectively. In response, New Zealand couldn’t build a big lead with Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami sharing 7 wickets between them. The Kiwis could only post 249 runs. India, behind by 32 runs, didn’t put in a great effort with the bat in the second essay and got bundled out for just 170. The target of 139 runs on the final day was not much for the Kiwis as they reached home with 8 wickets in hand comfortably getting their hands on the ICC mace.