NZ vs ENG Test Series 2018: Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers you need to know as New Zealand take on England at home.

New Zealand will host their first day/night match | Getty

After a thrilling ODI series which England won by 3-2, both New Zealand and England are ready to compete for a Two-match Test series which starts on 22nd March in Auckland and the Second Test will be played in Christchurch from 30th March.

Ahead of this Test series check out the all stats that matter:

1 - First Test in Auckland will be played with pink ball under lights and it'll be first ever day-night Test match in New Zealand. Overall it'll be second and third day night Test match for New Zealand and England respectively.

1 - Stuart Broad needs 1 more wicket to complete 400 wickets in Tests and he'll become second from England and fifteenth in the world to take 400 or more Test wickets.

5 - Ben Stokes needs 5 more wickets for 100 Test wickets and he will be 47th bowler from England to achieve this milestone.

34 - England have been undefeated in a Test series for the last 34 years in New Zealand, last time they lost a series in NZ was in 1983/84.

50 - Moeen Ali will be playing the 50th Test match of his career for England in Auckland and he will be 2nd of Asian origin after Nasser Hussain (96 Tests) to play 50 or more tests for England.

1999 - New Zealand haven't won a Test series against England since 1999.

Head to Head (in Tests)

Team Mat won lost Draw
New Zealand 101 9 48 44
England 101 48 9 44

Most Runs in NZ - ENG Test Matches

Player Runs Avg
John Wright 1518 37.02
Martin Crowe 1421 40.60
Stephen Fleming 1229 35.11
Graham Gooch 1148 52.18
Alec Stewart  1145  45.80

and from active players Alastair Cook (1024 runs @ 44.52 ) and Ross Taylor (927 runs @ 40.3)

Most Wickets in NZ - ENG Test Matches

Player Wickets Avg
Richard Hadlee 97 24.73
Ian Botham 64 23.43
Bob Willis 60 18.86
James Anderson 52 27.11
Stuart Broad 52 27.94

(Trent Boult 32 wickets @ 25.21 and Tim Southee 31 wickets @ 37.48)

- Both James Anderson and Stuart Broad have taken 52 wickets each in same number of Test matches (12)

Highest Individual Scores in NZ - ENG Test Matches

Player Score Venue Year
Walli Hammond (Eng) 336* Auckland March 1933
John Edrich (Eng) 310* Leeds July 1965
Walli Hammond (Eng) 227 Christchurch March 1933

Best Bowling Figures in an innings in NZ - ENG Test Matches

Player Bowl Figures Venue Year
Derek Underwood (Eng) 7/32 Lords July 1969
Tony Lock (Eng) 7/35 Manchester July 1958
James Anderson (Eng) 7/43 Nottingham  July 2008



By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 21 Mar, 2018

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