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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