India will play a three-match T20I series against New Zealand, with the first match starting at Jaipur on November 17. India and New Zealand have played 18 T20Is, with Men in Blue winning 8, including 2 tied matches, and losing 9, while 1 was abandoned. But these stats do not tell the complete story.
Here are some of the unique stats involving India and New Zealand in T20Is.
# India posted its first T20I win over New Zealand in their 7th match against the Kiwis. Before that, they lost 5, while 1 was abandoned in 6 T20I matches against New Zealand.
# India has lost all three World T20 matches against New Zealand. They lost to NZ in 2007 World T20 by 10 runs, by 47 runs in 2016 World T20, and by 8 wickets in 2021 World T20.
# In both the T20I wins via Super Over by India against New Zealand, India chased down the runs in the one-over eliminator bowled by Tim Southee.
# India has played the most tied T20I matches (2) against New Zealand – winning both of them in Super Over. They have played one more tied T20I match against Pakistan in the 2007 World T20 that they won by a bowl-out.
# New Zealand has featured in 8 tied T20I matches – 3 against West Indies, 2 against India, 1 each against Australia, New Zealand, and England. New Zealand managed to win only one of them against Australia, while 1 was declared a tie as there was no super over or bowl out then in 2006.
# From the first T20I between the two nations – the 2007 World T20 match – none of the Indian players are active in international cricket now. They are either retired or discarded from international cricket. From the NZ side, only Ross Taylor is still currently active in international cricket.
# India was unbeaten in 10 bilateral T20I series from 2017 to 2019 unless New Zealand broke the streak, beating India 2-1 at home in 2019. In the deciding third T20I, India lost the match by 4 runs.
# MS Dhoni has not won a single T20I against New Zealand. He has lost all 5 T20Is he had captained against New Zealand.
# Colin Munro has smashed 24 sixes against India in T20Is – the most by any player in India vs New Zealand T20Is. Rohit Sharma is second in the list with 17 sixes.
Colin Munro may have accidentally played his last T20I for 🇳🇿 pic.twitter.com/UcYIG67pAw— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 10, 2021
# Colin Munro is also the lone centurion in India vs New Zealand T20Is. He scored 109* against India at Rajkot in 2017. It is also his highest T20I score. He has 2 more T20I tons.
# Ish Sodhi has been the wrecker-in-chief in India vs New Zealand T20Is. He takes the top spot with 19 wickets in 13 T20Is against India. For India, Jasprit Bumrah has taken 12 wickets in 10 T20Is against New Zealand.
Which stat do you find the most intriguing? Do you think any of these stats and records are at the risk of being broken in the upcoming series between India and New Zealand? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments. Follow Cricwizzz for all the latest news and updates revolving around the sport of cricket.