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Can New Zealand surprise India in the ODIs?

October 14, 2016 11:16 IST

Ahead of the ODI series, Rajneesh Gupta looks at India and New Zealand in 50-over cricket.

IMAGE: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, with Coach Anil Kumble, centre, and Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI

After hammering the Kiwis 3-0 in the Test series, the focus now shifts to white-ball cricket with the first of the five-game ODI series starting in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 16.

Limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni returns for India along with limited-overs specialists Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey and Axar Patel.

New Zealand will be bolstered by star allrounder Corey Anderson's presence as Captain Kane Williamson looks to avenge the Test defeat.

Dhoni's men will need to win the ODI series by a 4-1 margin to claim the third place on the ICC ODI Championship.

Ahead of the ODI series, Rajneesh Gupta looks at how the two teams stack up.

India-New Zealand in ODIs

 MatchesIndiaNew ZealandTiedNR
in India 27 21 5 0 1
in New Zealand 34 10 21 1 2
at neutral venues 32 15 15 0 2
Total 93 46 41 1 5

 

India-New Zealand ODIs in India

 MatchesIndiaNew ZealandTiedNR
in bilateral contests 19 15 4 0 0
in multinational tournaments 8 6 1 0 1
Total 27 21 5 0 1

 

IMAGE: Corey Anderson, centre, celebrates with Kane Williamson and Luke Ronchi. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

India-New Zealand bilateral ODI series in India

SeasonCaptainsMatchesResult
1988-1989 Dilip Vengsarkar-John Wright 4 India 4-0
1995-1996 M Azharuddin-Lee Germon 5 India 3-2
1999-2000 Sachin Tendulkar-Stephen Fleming 5 India 3-2
2010-2011 Gautam Gambhir-Daniel Vettori 5 India 5-0

 

India-New Zealand ODIs: Vital Stats

Highest total

India: 392/4 at Christchurch in 2009

New Zealand: 376/2 at Hyderabad in 1999

Lowest total

India: 88 at Dambulla in 2010

New Zealand: 103 at Chennai in 2010

Highest individual score

India: 186*, Sachin Tendulkar at Hyderabad in 1999

New Zealand: 120, Nathan Astle at Rajkot in 1999

Individual Hundreds

India: 25 (Most: Virender Sehwag 6, Sachin Tendulkar 5)

New Zealand: 16 (Most: Nathan Astle 5)

Best bowling

India: 5/27 by Krishnamachari Srikkanth at Visakhapatnam in 1988

New Zealand: 6/19 by Shane Bond at Bulawayo in 2005

Leading run-scorers

India: 1,750 (Average: 46.05): Sachin Tendulkar

New Zealand: 1,207 (Average: 43.11): Nathan Astle

Leading wicket takers

India: 51 (Average 20.41): Javagal Srinath

New Zealand: 32 (Average: 34.53): Danny Morrison

 

IMAGE: Dhoni with Kohli. Photograph: BCCI

India in ODIs

 MatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin%
Home 307 178 118 2 9 57.98
Away 592 276 281 5 30 46.62
Total 899 454 399 7 39 50.50

 

New Zealand in ODIs

 MatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin%
Home 280 155 106 4 15 55.36
Away 423 156 242 2 23 36.88
Total 703 311 348 6 38 44.24

 

Performance in 2016

 MatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin%
India 8 4 4 0 0 50.00
New Zealand 7 5 1 0 1 71.43

 

Captaincy record in ODIs

 MatchesWonLostTiedNRWin%
M S Dhoni 194 107 72 4 11 55.15
Kane Williamson 19 9 9 0 1 47.37
  Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Win%
M S Dhoni v New Zealand 13 5 6 1 1 38.46
Kane Williamson v India 0          

Rajneesh Gupta
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