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Green Park has hosted 4 Test matches in this century. It’s more of a batting-friendly surface, where even spinners will get assistance as well. The pacers won’t get much support here. Toss plays a crucial role here.
Head-to-head: India has played 60 Tests with New Zealand having won 21 times, losing 13 and 26 clashes have been drawn. At home, team India has a massive edge over the Kiwis as they have beaten them 16 out of 34 times, losing only twice. 16 of those matches ended in a draw. Speaking of the last three encounters, New Zealand has won all three including the biggest Test in June this year.
STATS - TEST
Total matches 22
Matches won batting first 7
Matches won bowling first 3
Average 1st Inns scores 371
Average 2nd Inns scores 323
Average 3rd Inns scores 254
Average 4th Inns scores 135
Highest total recorded 676/7 (167.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest total recorded 105/10 (57.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Neil Wagner, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra