Review of NZ vs SL Tests (2023)-Part 1

New Zealand won the series 2-0, which had the effect of denying Sri Lanka a place in the WTC final. India benefited from this.

A total of 38 Tests have been played between these teams.

NZ leads 18-9 with 11 draws.

In NZ, NZ leads 13-2 with 6 draws in 21 matches.

In SL, NZ trails 5-7 with 5 draws in 17 matches.

We now look at individual performances, starting with


Most runs (500 or more):

Led by current player KS Williamson. Other current players near the top are Latham and Mathews.

Williamson has the most centuries (5). He also has the most 50+ scores (10) whele several have 9.

Highest individual scores (175 or more):

Williamson (215) has the highest score in the current series, followed by Nicholls with 200*. There have been several scores above 250.

Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):

Williamson’s average is far more than that of second-placed Fleming. Mathews has the highest average for SL.

Highest batting strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls faced, all instances):

The highest strike rate is 61.04 by Aravinda de Silva, just above that of Sangakkara. Williamson and Latham have the highest SR from current players.

To be continued.