WTC FINAL: India vs New Zealand, one-on-one in Test cricket stats

WTC FINAL: India vs New Zealand, one-on-one in Test cricket stats
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The World Test Championship final, which begins on Friday in Southampton, puts India against New Zealand.

India and New Zealand have advanced to the first-ever WTC final after two years of scintillating matches and entertaining cricket.

India, who had been cruising along at the top of the WTC table until the COVID-19 outbreak forced the rules to be amended, won the league in spectacular fashion after series victories over Australia and England, while New Zealand was the first team assured a position in the final.

Both teams are in Southampton, preparing for what promises to be an exciting match.

Let’s take a look at the two teams’ head-to-head record.

Total Matches played: 59

India wins: 21 matches

New Zealand wins: 12 matches

Draws: 26 matches

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In terms of matches between India and New Zealand, the weight of India’s winning is way more heavier than New Zealand

In total, the two sides have competed in 21 series, with India winning 11 and New Zealand winning six.

Four of the five series ended in a tie.

India has a stronger head-to-head record than New Zealand, but this will be the first time the two teams meet in a neutral location.

India also has a stronger recent record, having won 7 of the last 15 meetings.

However, during the WTC cycle, New Zealand was the only team to defeat Virat Kohli’s side in a Test series, and they did it convincingly, so India will be aware of their threat.

On Tuesday, both India and New Zealand selected their 15-man lineups for the final.

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