The Indian team made a clean sweep of New Zealand 3–0 in September 2016 in their home country.
Team India won 11 out of 20 series against New Zealand, lost 5, drew 4
The match will be played in Wellington from 4 am onwards, broadcast on Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Dainik BhaskarFeb 20, 2020, 11:37 AM IST Sports Desk. The first match of the 2-Test series between India and New Zealand will be played in Wellington from Friday. Both teams will be face to face after 3 years. The last time the Indian team made a clean sweep was 3–0 to New Zealand in their home in September 2016. Also, Team India has a chance to win the 12th series against New Zealand. So far, 20 series have been played between the two teams, in which Team India won 11 times. India lost in 5, while 4 series have been draws.
India has so far won 21 out of 57 Tests against the Kiwi team, while losing 10 matches. There were 26 bouts. At the same time, India has won only 5 out of 23 matches at home to New Zealand. The team lost in 8, while 10 Test draws were held.
Pitch and weather report: Wellington's temperature is likely to be between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius on Friday. The sky will be cloudy. There is a possibility of rain. The pitch will help the batsmen.
Total ODIs on the field: 63
First Batting Team Won: 12
First bowling team won: 27
Average score in first innings: 307
Average score in second innings: 322
Average score in third innings: 246
Average score in fourth innings: 141
Prithvi Shaw returned to India after a year, scoring a century in the debut test against the West Indies in November 2018. He was then included in the squad for the Test series against Australia. He was injured in the practice match. His leg was hurt. He had to return home. After this, he was also banned for 8 months due to the consumption of banned drugs. Prithvi returned to domestic cricket from November 2019. He also scored a double century in the Ranji Trophy. Prithvi played the last Test against the West Indies in October 2018. In this, he scored innings of 70 and 33 runs. Prithvi has so far scored 237 runs in 2 Tests at an average of 118.50, including a century and a half-century.
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– BCCI (@BCCI) February 20, 2020
Shubman may make his Test debut.Shubhaman Gill has not made his Test debut yet. He has played 2 ODIs so far, scoring just 16 runs at an average of 8. Gill had scored an unbeaten double century in the unofficial Test against New Zealand A recently.
Fielding first under Kohli's captaincy, he did not win. Under Kohli's captaincy, Team India has not won a single match while fielding first abroad. They have lost 8 out of 11 matches, while 3 matches have been drawn. Batting first, on the other hand, won 13 of 16 bouts. 1 loser.
This will be the 100th Test of Ross Taylor of New Zealand, the first player to play 100-100 matches in all three formats. He will be the first player to play 100–100 matches in all three formats (ODIs, Tests and T20s). Taylor has so far scored 7174 runs in 99 Tests at an average of 46.28, including 19 centuries and 33 fifties. He scored 8570 runs in 231 ODIs, including 21 centuries and 51 half-centuries. Taylor has scored 1909 runs in 100 T20s with the help of 7 half-centuries.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blendall, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandholm, Kyle Jamison, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Darrell Mitchell, Ejaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling and Matt Henry .