ENG vs NZ Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first ENG vs NZ Test.
England’s international summer will kick-start from tomorrow when they will be hosting New Zealand for the first of a two-match Test series at Lord’s. In what will be the first Test at Lord’s since the 2019 Ashes Test, it will be played in front of around 7,500 spectators.
England and New Zealand’s last Test at the historic venue dates back to 2015 which was also the last time when the Black Caps had toured England for a Test series.
Talking about the head-to-head record of both teams in Test matches, England sure have a massive advantage. That being said, Joe Root and his men wouldn’t want to commit the error of banking on their previous record and a full-strength (contrary to England) New Zealand team lightly.
As far as England’s last Test series victory against New Zealand is concerned, it had come in 2013 under Sir Alastair Cook when the hosts had registered victories by 170 and 247 runs in Lord’s and Leeds respectively.
ENG vs NZ Head to Head Records in Tests
Total number of matches played: 105
Matches won by ENG: 48
Matches won by NZ: 11
Matched played in England: 50 (ENG 30, NZ 5)
Matches played in New Zealand: 51 (ENG 18, NZ 6)
Most runs for ENG (among current players): 895 (Joe Root)
Most runs for NZ (among current players): 1,145 (Ross Taylor)
Most wickets for ENG: 66 (Stuart Broad)
Most wickets for NZ: 50 (Tim Southee)
Most catches for ENG: 15 (Joe Root)
Most catches for NZ: 32 (BJ Watling)
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— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) June 1, 2021
The last time when England and New Zealand had locked horns against each other was in 2019 when England had played a two-match Test series in New Zealand. After New Zealand won the first match by an innings and 65 runs in Mount Maunganui, the second one in Hamilton had ended in a draw.