IND vs NZ: Best batting average against New Zealand in Tests

Best batting average in test against New Zealand
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India and New Zealand are two of the most heavyweight cricketing nations in the world today.

In 1955, the two national teams played their first Test match against each other.
The game ended in a Draw

The cricket teams of India and New Zealand have played each other many times over the years.

In terms of the number of Test matches played, again India have won more number of matches.

India has won 21 of the 59 Test matches played between the two countries, and New Zealand has won just 12 of them.

The remaining 26 games have all resulted in a draw.

Meanwhile, let’s have a look at best batting average against New Zealand in test.

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The Great Wall, Rahul dravid has the best average against New Zealand. He has scored 1659 runs in 15 matches of 28 innings.

His highest score against New Zealand is 222 runs. He had record of hitting 6 century and 6 half centuries against New Zealand.

Rahul Dravid was probably one of the best classical Test match batsmen.

Behind him, the God of Cricket has the second-best average in test against New Zealand.

He has scored 1595 runs in 24 matches of 39 innings. His highest score is 217 runs. He has record of hitting 4 centuries and 8 half centuries against New Zealand.

Here are the top 5 best batting average against New Zealand in Test.

PlayersMatchesInningsRunsHighest ScoreAverage
Rahul Dravid1528165922263.80
Sachin Tendulkar2439159521746.91
Virendra Sehwag122188317344.15
VVS Laxman101781812458.42
M. Azharuddin121479619261.23

The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] declared Team India’s squad for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The WTC final will start from June 18, 2021 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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