A total of 116 ODIs have been played between these teams,
India have won 58, New Zealand 50, ties 1, no result 7
In India: 29-8-0-1
In NZ: 14-26-1-4
Note the strong home advantage for both teams.
Looking at individual performances, starting with Batting:
Most runs (750 or more):
The most centuries were 6 by Sehwag, followed by three players with 5 (Tendulkar, Kohli and Astle). The most 50+ scores were 13 by Kohli and Tendulkar, followed by 11 by R Taylor.
Highest innings scores (115 or more):
In this series, S Gill’s 208 became the highest for India against NZ, surpassing Tendulkar’s 186* in 1999. That was at Hyderabad, though on another ground.MG Bracewell’s 140 was the highest for NZ in India, surpassing NJ Astle’s 120 in 1999. Conway’s 138 also surpassed the old record.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Headed by Kohli with Latham close behind.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced and 75.00):
Headed by Sehwag with Kapil Dev close behind.
Now for Bowling:
Most wickets (20 or more):
Srinath is far ahead of the second-placed Kumble. Southee has the most among current players.
Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):
SE Bond is the only one with a 6-for. Next is A Mishra. K Srikkanth is the only one with 2 five-fors.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):
The best averages are by Srinath and Hadlee.
The best economy rates are by Hadlee and Kapil
The best strike rates are by Srinath and Southee.
Next is Fielding:
Most dismissals (12 or more):
Headed by the lesser-known NR Mongia, who also has the most stumpings. Latham has the most from current players, and R Taylor has the most catches by a fielder
Best innings fielding (4 or more dismissals):
Several have made 5 dismissals in an innings. Similarly for 4 catches as a fielder.
Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.500):
Again headed by NR Mongia.
Overall performances (see criteria in table below):
Only one player qualifies here,
Only one player qualifies, and he was an occasional bowler.
Bangladesh won the series 2-1. However the first two matches were won by the narrow margins of 1 wicket and 5 runs, while India won the 3rd match by a massive margin of 227 runs.
Bangladesh had also won 2-1 against India in 2015.
Here we review the main statistical highlights of ODIs between these teams.
While Bangladesh has done relatively well on its home soil, it has not yet won an ODI against India in India. They have won only one match on neutral grounds, but that was enough to prevent India proceeding further in the 2007 World Cup.
We now look at individual records, starting with Batting:
Most runs (250 or more):
Ishan Kishan is not here as his 210 was scored in his only ODI against Bangladesh.
Kohli and RG Sharma head this list, with Shakib in third place.
Highest innings (100 or more):
Ishan Kishan has the highest score here. Among other things, this is the highest maiden century in any ODI.
It is far ahead of the earlier mark of 175 by V Sehwag during the 2011 World Cup. The best by Bangladesh is
121 by Litton Das in 2018.
The records set by Ishan Kishan are summarised here:
Pant has the best strike rate among current players, after Kapil and Sehwag. Buttler and Ashwin are a little below, followed by Bairstow. Many of the higher strike rates are from recent years.
Next we take up
Most wickets (40 and more):
Anderson leads by a large margin over Chandrashekhar. Ashwin and Broad are next among current players.
Chandra has the most 5-fors (8) followed by 6 by Anderson, Ashwin and Botham.
Bedser is the only one with 2 10-fors, which came in his first 2 Tests.
Best innings bowling (includes all 7wi and above):
Nothing much from recent years. The 3 best performances were 50 or more years ago.
Best match bowling (includes all 10wm and above):
While there a few from recent years, such as Ashwin’s 12-for in 2016, we can also note AR (Axar) Patel’s 11-for in 2021 which is the best in any pink-ball Test. Note Bedser’s twin 11-wicket hauls at the start of his career. And JK Lever’s 50 and 10-for on debut.
Best bowling average (Minimum 2000 balls bowled, maximum 35.00):
The bowling averages are headed by Illingworth and JK Lever,
The best economy rates are by Illingworth and Nadkarni
The series in 2021-22 resulted in a 2-1 win for South Africa, after India won the first Test. India has failed to win a Test series in SA, although they have won at least one series in all other countries. The best India has done there is an 1-1 draw in 2010-11. The 2021-22 series followed the pattern of 2006-07 where India won the first Test but lost the next two.
Here is an overall summary of Tests between these two countries:
SA leads India 17-15 overall. Both sides appear to have strong home advantages.
We now look at individual performances, starting with
Most runs (500 or more):
Led by Tendulkar and Kallis.
These two have the most centuries (7)
Amla, Kallis and Tendulkar have the most 50+ scores (12).
From the above table, the best by current players is 1236 by Kohli, followed by Rahane, Pujara and Elgar with 800+. RG Sharma is further down.
Highest innings (125 or more):
The highest by current players are 254* by Kohli, followed by double centuries by MA Agarwal and RG Sharma. But no one crossed 125 in this series.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Kallis has the highest average, followed by Kohli at some distance. Other current players here are Rahane, Elgar and Pujara.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls faced, all instances):
Sehwag and Azharuddin lead here. Among current players there are RG Sharma (in 3rd place), Kohli and Rahane. Also note Dravid at the bottom of this list.
Most wickets (12 or more):
Led Kumble, followed by Steyn and Srinath at a distance. Ashwin (56) has the most by a current player, followed by Shami, Rabada and Jadeja. Also note M Jansen with 19 in his debut series.
The most 5-fors are 5 by Steyn and Ashwin. No one has taken more than one 10-for.
Best innings bowling (includes all 6wi and more):
The best performance was an 8-for by Klusener on his debut.
Current players here include SN Thakur, Ashwin and Ngidi.
Thakur’s 7-61 in this series is the best for India against SA, surpassing the earlier record of 7-66 by Ashwin (Nagpur, 2015) and 7-120 by Harbhajan (Cape Town, 2011) which was India’s best in SA.
Best match performances (includes all 8wm and more):
Led by Ashwin and Donald with 12-fors, and 10-fors by Steyn, Pollock and V Prasad.
Current players here include Ashwin, Jadeja and Ngidi.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls bowled, all instances):
Headed by Donald and Jadeja (!) Current players here include Jadeja, Shami, Ashwin and Rabada.
India won the 2-Test series 1-0. The summary of all Tests between these teams is
Both sides have considerable home advantage.
The neutral Test at Southampton in 2021 is India’s only neutral Test.
The second Test has a host of records, including the lowest total against India (62) and India’s highest innings margin (372 runs). Both these records were earlier held by South Africa in their series in 2015. These previous records were 79 at Nagpur and 337 runs at Delhi.
With this 2-1 victory, India continued its dominance of bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka. The last such series in Sri Lanka in Aug 2017 was a 5-0 win by India (with similar results in Tests and T20Is).
Sri Lanka has never won an ODI bilateral series in India.
Overall summary of results:
Trivia note: the first ODI between these teams was won by Sri Lanka in the 1979 World Cup.
1000 and more runs:
Also see that the most centuries are 8 each by Kohli and Tendulkar, and the most 50+ scores are 25 by Tendulkar and 24 by Sangakkara.
The highest total by those who played in this series is 1111 by Dhawan, although Kohli has the most by current players.
Highest innings (120 and more):
While the world record of 264 remains with RG Sharma, there is no other century in this series.
Batting averages (Min 20 innings and 25.00):
Kohli is second here followed by other current players such as Mathews and RG Sharma. But no one who played in this series is here.
Strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, 75.00):
S Dhawan is second on this list, and is the only one here who played in the current series. RG Sharma and Kohli follow him.
Most wickets (20 and above):
The only one with two five-fors is RR Singh. The only one with 4 four-fors is BAW Mendis. I. Sharma is among those with 3.
The only one on this list who played in the current series is B Kumar at the bottom.
Best innings bowling (including all 5wi and above):
No such instance from this series, although Bumrah and B Kumar are there from earlier series.
Bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):
Among current and near-current players, there are Mathews, T Perera and R Jadeja.
The best averages are by Agarkar and BAW Mendis.
The best economy rates are by Kapil and Harbhajan.
The best strike rates are by Agarkar and I Sharma.
Most dismissals (15 and above):
Dhoni has the most catches and stumpings. The most catches by a non-keeper are by M Jayawardene.
Most dismissals in innings (4 and above):
Dhoni is the only one with 5 dismissals, while M Kaif is the only non-keeper with 4 catches. Saha is the only other keeper from recent times.
Best dismissal rate (minimum 20 innings, 0.400)
Dhoni again leads here, while Kohli has the best among current players.
Overall (see criteria in table):
Somewhat unexpectedly, Mathews and IK Pathan turn out to be the best all-rounders here.
Match (30 runs and 3 wickets):
The best performances here are by Ganguly, RR Singh, Thushara and Prabhakar.
These are those who have made centuries in both innings as an opener:
The only other Indian player here is Gavaskar (on 3 occasions). Others with multiple appearances are Warner (3) and Hayden and Sutcliffe with 2. Some well-known openers such as Graeme Smith, Fredericks, Boycott and Hutton did not achieve this mark.
No one achieved this feat on his Test debut, as Rohit became an opener after playing several Tests in the middle order. Wasti did so in his second Test, although he had opened in the second innings of his debut.
We also look at those who scored 300 runs in a match while opening. These are in order of runs scored. Some made their 300 in one innings:
Rohit is 19th on this list and 4th for India, with Gavaskar leading and followed by two instances by Sehwag. Others with two instances are Hayden and Gayle.
While LG Rowe scored 214 and 100* on debut, he was not an opener in that match. He later scored 302 as an opener.
Another curiosity is Sutcliffe and Rohit having the same combination of 176 and 127.
Here we look at those who scored centuries as opener for India. This is up to Nov 01, 2019:
Note that Rohit and Mayank Agarwal are side by side. Since Nov 1, the latter has moved ahead of Rohit as he now has 3 centuries AND three fifties.
Interestingly, Gavaskar and Sehwag have almost the same batting average.
Finally, we look at batting averages for all openers with 20+ innings and average of 45.00 and above. This is up to Nov 01, 2019 and does not include the ICC XI Test of 2005:
We see a rather close bunching just above an average of 50.00, with Gavaskar, Hayden, Sehwag, WA Brown and EAB Rowan.
RG Sharma made the 54th score of 200 and above in a Test for India. These include 3 of 300+ and 51 from 200-299. Kohli has the most such scores (7), although Sehwag has the highest scores both inside and outside India. Outside Asia, we go quite far down until we reach Tendulkar’s 241* at Sydney.
The first such score was Umrigar’s 223 in 1955, equalled in the next month by Mankad and then surpassed by him with 231 which remained the record until Gavaskar’s 236* in 1983.This was surpassed by VVS Laxman’s 281 in 2001, Sehwag’s 309 in 2004 and again by him in 2008.
The highest in a win is 309 by Sehwag, in a loss 201* by Sehwag and in a draw 319 by (who else) Sehwag. An unique triple.
Now we see who did the same against India:
4 triple centuries and 47 from 200-299.
McCullum and Ponting have each done this 3 times against India.
The highest score here is Jayasuriya’s 340, the highest outside Asia is Gooch’s 333 and the highest in India is M Jayawardene’s 275.
The best in a victory is 333 by Gooch, in a defeat 242 by Ponting and in a draw 340 by Jayasuriya. In fact, Ponting’s 242 is the highest in any Test defeat.
First we look at those who have made 5 or more scores of 200 or more:
We can see that Kohli is now equal with Hammond and M Jayawardene in making 7 scores of 200+. The previous record of 6 for India was shared by him, Sehwag and Tendulkar. Kohli is also the only current player above.
The only other player with more than one triple century is CH Gayle, whose 4 scores of 200+ include 2 triples.
A total of 374 scores of 200+ have been made in Tests. This includes one quadruple century, 29 triples and 344 doubles.
All those who have made 200+ for India are tabulated below:
We also look at scores of 200+ in ODIs:
There are only 8 such scores.
RG Sharma has made 3, with a top score of 264 which is the ODI record.
Others who have made 200+ scores in ODIs are Fakhar Zaman, CH Gayle, MJ Guptill, V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar.
And for T20Is:
The highest score is 172 by AJ Finch. There are 2 other scores above 150, by AJ Finch again and H Zazai.