August 21, 2012 / 10:53 AM / 5 years ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-India v New Zealand test series

MUMBAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Factbox on the two-test series
between India and New Zealand that starts in Hyderabad on
Thursday:
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 Schedule (times GMT):
 First test  Aug. 23-27      (0400) Hyderabad
 Second test Aug. 31-Sept. 4 (0400) Bangalore
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 India
 Test world ranking: Fifth
 Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
 Coach: Duncan Fletcher
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 Recent form
 July-August 2011
 Lost four-test away series against England 4-0
 November 2011
 Won three-test home series against West Indies 2-0
 December 2011-January 2012
 Lost four-test away series against Australia 4-0
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 Squad: Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin
Tendulkar, Subramaniam Badrinath, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat
Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh
Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh
Raina.
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 New Zealand
 Test world ranking: Eighth
 Captain: Ross Taylor
 Coach: Mike Hesson
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 Recent form
 January 2012
 Won only home test against Zimbabwe by an innings and 301 runs
 March 2012
 Lost three-test home series against South Africa 1-0
 July-August 2012
 Lost two-test away series against West Indies 2-0
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 Squad: Taylor, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Daniel Flynn, James
Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tarun
Nethula, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner,
BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.
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 India v New Zealand in tests
 Matches          50
 India wins       16
 New Zealand wins  9
 Draws            25
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 Previous New Zealand tours of India (year/tests/winner/result)
 1955-1956 Five  India 2-0
 1964-1965 Four  India 1-0
 1969-1970 Three Drawn 1-1
 1976-1977 Three India 2-0
 1988-1989 Three India 2-1
 1995-1996 Three India 1-0
 1999-2000 Three India 1-0
 2003-2004 Two   Drawn 0-0
 2010-2011 Three India 1-0 

 (Compiled by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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