India vs New Zealand Test records has gained more popularity in recent times due to stiff competition between the two powerhouses. The two Test-playing nations locked horns for the first time in a drawn Test in 1955. It took India only two Test matches to register their first win vs New Zealand while the BlackCaps took nearly 13 years (and 11 Tests) to get the better of India in Test Cricket.
Ever since India and New Zealand have gone up against each other on 59 occasions in Test cricket. The number of Test matches played between the two sides is not too many, is rather inconceivable. However, the fans will hope that the upcoming World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand would inspire more frequent face-offs in Test matches between the two teams.
Here’s a closer look at the IND vs NZ head to head Test records, Stats, and history:
IND vs NZ Head to Head Records
In the 59 India vs New Zealand Test matches played since 1955, the ‘Men in Blue’ have a superior head-to-head record with 21 wins. On the other hand, Kiwis have won 12 matches while 26 Tests have ended in a draw.
IND vs NZ Head to Head record – Home/Away
It is quite evident in the head-to-head Test records between India and New Zealand that both teams have been dominant at their home turf. Since the inaugural IND vs NZ Test series, teams have struggled in away conditions as the tale continues to repeat itself even today. New Zealand hasn’t won an away Test series against India while under the leadership of MS Dhoni, ‘Men in Blue’ claimed their first-ever Test series win in New Zealand in 2009.
IND vs NZ all-time Stats in Test Cricket