Top 10 performers for India against New Zealand in Tests

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New Delhi, Sep 20: India's Test team under the leadership of Virat Kohli is going to lock horns with New Zealand for the upcoming three-Test series, starting September 22 at Kanpur.

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Cricket rivalry between India and New Zealand started in 1955, when Kiwis toured India for the first time for a five-Test series.

Rahul Dravid

The first Test between two nations was played between November 19 and 25, 1955 which ended in a draw.

Polly Umrigar was the star of the match for India. The middle order batsman from Solapur slammed a brilliant 223 in the first innings as hosts declared at 498/4. (Ind-NZ series: Records that can be broken)

In response the visitors were bundled out at 326 in the first innings and failed to avoid the follow on.

With his impressive bowling figures of 7/128, spinner Subhash Gupte was the pick of the Indian bowlers. The Kiwis scored 212 runs for the loss of two in their second innings as the match ended in a draw.

Here are India's top 10 best batsmen and bowlers (in Tests) against New Zealand:


Batting: 

'The Wall' Rahul Dravid has been India's leading run scorer against New Zealand followed by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

 Batsman    Matches   Runs   Highest Score   Average   100   50 
Rahul Dravid    15  1659      222    63.80   6   6
Sachin Tendulkar   24   1595      217    46.91   4   8
Virender Sehwag     12  883      173    44.15   2   3
VVS Laxman   10  818      124*    58.42   2   6
Mohd Azharuddin   12  796      192    61.23   2   3
Gautam Gambhir   8  670     167   55.83   2    3 
MAK Pataudi   11  666     153   35.05   2   3
Sunil Gavaskar   9  651     119   43.40   2    3
Chandu Borde   8  613      109   55.72  1    5
MS Dhoni   9  599      98   54.45  0   6
G Viswanath   9  585     103*  39.00  1   4

Bowling:  

Legendary India spinner and Test captain Bishen Singh Bedi has been the best bowler against New Zealand, till date. In 12 matches he played against Kiwis, Bedi bagged 57 wickets. 

   Bowler       Matches    Wickets     Best figures in 1 innings   5W
Bishen Singh Bedi     12     57      6/42   4
Erapalli Prasanna     10     55      8/76   4
Anil Kumble     11     50       6/67   3
Zaheer Khan     13     47      5/29   4
S Venkataraghavan      10     44      8/72   2
Harbhajan Singh    13     43      6/63   1
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar     8    36      6/94   1
Subhash Gupte     5    34     7/128   1
Javagal Srinath    9    33      6/45   2
Narendra Hirwani    7    32     6/59   2

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