Summary of England-New Zealand Tests-2021-Pt 1

New Zealand won the 2-Test series 1-0. This was their 3rd series win in England, after 1986 (1-0) and 1999 (2-1). More recently the 2015 series was drawn 1-1.

In the 107 Tests between these teams. England have won 48, NZ 12 and 47 drawn.

In England, in 56 Tests England lead 30-6 with 20 draws.

In NZ, in 51 Tests England lead 18-6 with 27 draws.

Batting records:

M Crowe has scored 5 centuries and several others have scored 4.

R. Taylor and J. Wright have scored 11 fifty-plus scores, and several others have scored 10

Most runs-750 and above:

R. Taylor has the most runs (1272) among current players and is in 3rd place.Gooch has the most for England (1148) ans is in 5th place. Root, Watling and Williamson are other current players here.

Highest innings scores (175 and above):

In this series DP Conway scored 200 on debut at Lord’s. This is the highest score by a debutant at Lord’s. The previous record was 16 by Saurav Ganguly in 1996. He also came close to MP Donnelly’s 206 (also at Lord’s, in 1949) which remains NZ’s highest individual score in England.

Highest batting average (Minimum 20 innings, 40.00)

While Cowdrey and Thorpe lead here, Root and Taylor are the only current players here.

Highest strike rate (Minimum 1000 balls faced, 50.00)

McCullum has the highest strike rate here, followed at a distance by Astle. The highest for England is 56.66 by Botham. Taylor is also here.

To be continued.

Review of Eng-NZ Tests-Dec 2019-1

New Zealand won the 2-Test series 1-0. as they had in 2017-2018. This series was not part of the World Test Championship.

The overall summary of Tests between these countries:

Overall summary

New Zealand is slowly beginning to show better performances at home.

Looking at individual performances:

Batting

Most Runs (1000 and above):

Eng v NZ runs-1000

MD Crowe has the most centuries (5) while several others have 4. The most scores of 50+ are 11 by JG Wright while several other have 10. R Taylor (1145) has the most runs among current players.

Highest innings (150 and above):

Eng v NZ innings-150

Root and Watling scored double centuries in this series.

Best batting average (Min 20 innings, all instances):

Eng v NZ bat avg

Cowdrey has the highest average here. Root and Taylor have the highest averages among current players. Williamson has not played enough against England.

Best strike rate (Min 1000 balls faced, 45.00):

Eng v NZ bat SR

McCullum leads by a large margin. Taylor, Root and Watling represent current players.

Bowling

Most wickets (25 and more):

Eng v NZ wkts

Sir Richard leads by a large margin, although current player Broad is next. Southee, Boult and Wagner are also moving up.

Best innings bowling (includes all instances of 7wi):

Eng V NZ innings bowl

No instances from the last few years.

Best match bowling (includes all instances of 10wm):

Eng v NZ match bowl

Note the duopoly at the top from Underwood and Lock who have the 5 best performances. Nothing from recent years.

Best bowling average (Min 2000 balls bowled, all instances):

Eng v NZ bowl avg

Underwood and Willis have the best bowling averages, Underwood and Illingworth the best economy while Underwood and Anderson have the best strike rates. Boult and Wagner have the best averages among current players.

To be continued.