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India vs New Zealand: How the teams stack up

Last updated on: September 13, 2016 08:01 IST

Ahead of the India-New Zealand series, Rajneesh Gupta looks at how the two teams stack up.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE:  Virat Kohli, centre, with Shikhar Dhawan, right, and Rohit Sharma . Photograph: BCCI/Twitter.

India retained opener Shikhar Dhawan and middle order batsman Rohit Sharma on Monday for their three-Test home series against New Zealand beginning in Kanpur later this month.

The 29-year-old Rohit is an automatic choice in India's limited-overs sides but has failed to replicate that form in the five-day format, averaging 32.62 with the bat in 18 Tests.

The emergence of Lokesh Rahul, who was named in the 15-member squad, as an opener has put further pressure on Dhawan to perform after the 24-year-old right-hander scored two hundreds and a fifty in four innings against West Indies in tests and a Twenty20 international.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who also scored two centuries against West Indies after being promoted in the batting order, will lead India's slow-bowling attack, aided by leggie Amit Mishra and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.

Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav were the three pacemen in India's squad.

Here are the career statistics of 15-member squad - overall, in India and against New Zealand.

Indian Test Squad

Career figures –Batting & Fielding

  Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s 0s Ct/St
Virat Kohli (Cap) 45 76 4 3245 200 45.06 12 12 4 42
Ravichandran Ashwin 36 52 10 1439 124 34.26 4 6 2 13
Shikhar Dhawan 22 37 1 1446 187 40.16 4 3 4 18
Ravindra Jadeja 17 26 2 495 68 20.62 0 1 2 17
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 14 19 3 393 63* 24.56 0 3 3 5
Amit Mishra 20 31 2 648 84 22.34 0 4 3 7
Mohammed Shami 16 22 8 183 51* 13.07 0 1 4 2
Cheteshwar Pujara 35 58 5 2482 206* 46.83 7 7 2 27
Ajinkya Rahane 26 44 6 1862 147 49.00 7 8 3 30
Lokesh Rahul 8 13 0 492 158 37.84 3 1 0 16
Wriddhiman Saha 15 23 2 572 104 27.23 1 2 3 23/7
Ishant Sharma 72 101 38 550 31* 8.73 0 0 23 14
Rohit Sharma 18 31 2 946 177 32.62 2 4 4 20
Murali Vijay 39 66 1 2637 167 40.56 6 12 4 31
Umesh Yadav 19 23 8 128 30 8.53 0 0 3 4

  Career figures -Bowling

  Mts Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Best Avg SR RPO 5I 10M
Virat Kohli (Cap) 45 150 2 70 0 0-0 - - 2.80 0 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 36 10010 349 4864 193 7-66 25.20 51.87 2.91 18 4
Shikhar Dhawan 22 54 2 18 0 0-0 - - 2.00 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 17 4446 210 1663 71 6-138 23.42 62.62 2.24 4 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 14 2163 85 1074 35 6-82 30.68 61.80 2.97 3 0
Amit Mishra 20 4648 111 2440 71 5-71 34.36 65.46 3.14 1 0
Mohammed Shami 16 3237 82 1983 58 5-47 34.18 55.81 3.67 2 0
Cheteshwar Pujara 35 6 0 2 0 0-2 - - 2.00 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane 26 - - - - - - - - - -
Lokesh Rahul 8 - - - - - - - - - -
Wriddhiman Saha 15 - - - - - - - - - -
Ishant Sharma 72 13923 447 7674 209 7-74 36.71 66.62 3.30 7 1
Rohit Sharma 18 328 3 197 2 1-26 98.50 164.00 3.60 0 0
Murali Vijay 39 228 5 107 1 1-12 107.00 228.00 2.81 0 0
Umesh Yadav 19 3120 89 2060 58 5-93 35.51 53.79 3.96 1 0

  Career figures inIndia – Batting & Fielding

  Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s 0s Ct/St
Virat Kohli (Cap) 17 26 3 1059 107 46.04 3 7 0 19
Ravichandran Ashwin 19 23 5 708 124 39.33 2 3 1 5
Shikhar Dhawan 7 10 1 393 187 43.67 1 0 2 1
Ravindra Jadeja 9 11 1 206 43 20.60 0 0 0 6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6 6 1 96 38 19.20 0 0 0 4
Amit Mishra 10 14 2 126 28 10.50 0 0 3 4
Mohammed Shami 2 2 0 12 11 6.00 0 0 0 1
Cheteshwar Pujara 17 27 4 1481 206* 64.39 5 4 0 7
Ajinkya Rahane 5 8 1 274 127 39.14 2 0 0 11
Lokesh Rahul 0                  
Wriddhiman Saha 5 8 1 119 36 17.00 0 0 2 5/2
Ishant Sharma 25 29 13 147 31 9.19 0 0 7 7
Rohit Sharma 4 6 1 314 177 62.80 2 0 1 4
Murali Vijay 15 24 1 1089 167 47.35 3 3 0 12
Umesh Yadav 7 6 1 24 10* 4.80 0 0 1 1

Career figures inIndia – Bowling

  Mts Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Best Avg SR RPO 5I 10M
Virat Kohli (Cap) 17 18 1 9 0 0-0 - - 3.00 0 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 19 5845 237 2637 126 7-66 20.93 46.39 2.71 13 3
Shikhar Dhawan 7 18 1 9 0 0-9 - - 3.00 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 9 2425 143 785 50 5-21 15.70 48.50 1.94 3 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6 624 18 341 9 3-31 37.89 69.33 3.28 0 0
Amit Mishra 10 2520 68 1205 32 5-71 37.66 78.75 2.87 1 0
Mohammed Shami 2 295 4 182 11 5-47 16.55 26.82 3.70 1 0
Cheteshwar Pujara 17 6 0 2 0 0-2 - - 2.00 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Lokesh Rahul 0                    
Wriddhiman Saha 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Ishant Sharma 25 4489 168 2190 63 5-118 34.76 71.25 2.93 1 0
Rohit Sharma 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Murali Vijay 15 12 0 2 0 0-2 - - 1.00 0 0
Umesh Yadav 7 1029 33 549 23 4-80 23.87 44.74 3.20 0 0

  Career figures vs NewZealand – Batting & fielding

  Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s 0s Ct/St
Virat Kohli (Cap) 4 7 2 426 105* 85.20 2 3 0 6
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 2 1 69 37 69.00 0 0 0 1
Shikhar Dhawan 2 4 0 215 115 53.75 1 1 1 1
Ravindra Jadeja 2 3 1 82 30* 41.00 0 0 0 7
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0                  
Amit Mishra 0                  
Mohammed Shami 2 3 2 2 2 2.00 0 0 0 0
Cheteshwar Pujara 4 7 0 276 159 39.43 1 0 0 3
Ajinkya Rahane 2 3 0 162 118 54.00 1 0 0 2
Lokesh Rahul 0                  
Wriddhiman Saha 0                  
Ishant Sharma 6 7 1 61 26 10.17 0 0 2 2
Rohit Sharma 2 4 1 122 72 40.67 0 1 1 4
Murali Vijay 2 4 0 48 26 12.00 0 0 0 2
Umesh Yadav 2 2 0 8 4 4.00 0 0 0 0

  Career figures vs NewZealand – Bowling

  Mts Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Best Avg SR RPO 5I 10M
Virat Kohli (Cap) 4 42 1 17 0 0-4 - - 2.43 0 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 536 20 236 18 6-31 13.11 29.78 2.64 3 1
Shikhar Dhawan 2 6 0 3 0 0-3 - - 3.00 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 2 534 17 257 3 1-10 85.67 178.00 2.89 0 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0                    
Amit Mishra 0                    
Mohammed Shami 2 599 17 351 10 4-70 35.10 59.90 3.52 0 0
Cheteshwar Pujara 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Lokesh Rahul 0                    
Wriddhiman Saha 0                    
Ishant Sharma 6 1348 41 769 30 6-51 25.63 44.93 3.42 2 0
Rohit Sharma 2 90 0 55 0 0-3 - - 3.67 0 0
Murali Vijay 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Umesh Yadav 2 294 2 214 5 2-68 42.80 58.80 4.37 0 0

 

Rajneesh Gupta
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