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FACTBOX - India vs New Zealand test series
August 21, 2012 / 11:03 AM / in 5 years

FACTBOX - India vs New Zealand test series

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Factbox on the two-test series between India and New Zealand that starts in Hyderabad on Thursday:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) and team coach Duncan Fletcher talk during a practice session ahead of their Twenty20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

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Schedule (times IST):

First test August 23-27 (0930) Hyderabad

Second test August 31-September 4 (0930) 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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