New Zealand is going take on India in three test match series. India is definitely dominating side in the test cricket from recent years. However New Zealand and India facing each other in test series after the long period of time. But Do you there are five possible records that can break during this series. Check out five possible records that can be broken in this India vs New Zealand 2016 Test series.
1. India 4th Country To Play 500 Plus Test Matches In Cricket History
India team will become a 4th country and 1st Asian country to play 500 test matches in the world cricket history. On 25th June 1932 India played their first ever test match against England at Lords in London. When India will step into the ground in 1st test match against Kiwis they will be playing their 500th test match. Till now India won 129 matches and lost 157 among 499 test matches. India has 25.90 % win average until now.
2. R Ashwin To Become Fastest Asian Bowler To Claim 200 Test Wickets
R Ashwin is the next big thing in the world cricket. He is all set to become next bowling legend for the India. He also played a key role with a bat in the recent India vs West Indies series. As a spin bowler, Ashwin poses all the talent because of that only he able to pick up 193 wickets in just 36 test matches. Now he has an opportunity to broke Waqar Younis record who picked up 200 wickets in 38 test matches.
3. Most Test Match Centuries By New Zealand Batsman
Legendary New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe held the record of the most test centuries. He smashed 17 test centuries during his cricketing career. Now Kane Williamson who scored 16 and his teammate Ross Taylor smashed 15 have a good opportunity to broke this Martin Crowe’s record and become most successful Kiwis batsman in the Test cricket.
4. First Test Match series win for New Zealand in India
India and New Zealand faced each other in test matches very long time ago. Total 54 times both teams faced each other in test matches. Among that Indian team won 18 matches and New Zealand only 10 and 26 of them were drawn. But New Zealand has a great opportunity to win their first ever test series in India and it’s not an easy task to do it.
5. Most consecutive Test series wins since captaincy debut for Virat Kohli
Ever since Virat Kohli took the test team charges as a captain he won three consecutive series till now. First test series win comes outside the India against Sri Lanka at their home by 2-1. Second test series win front of the home crowd against South Africa by 2-0. Most recent one is against West Indies in the Caribbean Land. They won the series by 2-0. Virat will look to carry forward this test series winning streak. There is no doubt he is aggressive captain and he is always hunting for the win this makes him most successful young captain in test cricket history.