India vs New Zealand: Third-worst batting average, first whitewash under Virat Kohli – Numbers reveal India’s struggle – cricket

Third-worst batting average, first whitewash under Virat Kohli

India misplaced the 2nd Test match in Christchurch in under eight periods – on an inexperienced pitch, the batsmen failed to face up and present their mettle and have been blown away by a relentless New Zealand bowling assault. Such was the mediocrity of the batting that the aspect might cross 200 solely as soon as in 4 innings and captain Virat Kohli rightly identified that the batsmen’s incapacity to again their bowlers price the aspect expensive.

New Zealand has at all times been a slippery slope for the Indian crew, the batsmen have a tendency to search out themselves in a muddle on the inexperienced tracks right here and as soon as once more, the aspect didn’t stay as much as its billing of the #1 Test aspect.

In this collection, India averaged 18.05 with the bat per wicket and that is their third-worst in any Test collection. Now, the opposite two collection numbers are additionally in opposition to New Zealand – 13.37 in New Zealand in 2002-03, and 16.61 when New Zealand came to visit in 1969-70.

Mayank Agarwal, who scored 58 runs within the second innings within the first Test, was the best scorer for India within the collection. This is likely to be a starling quantity however that is the lowest-highest rating in a collection of two or extra matches for India within the historical past of Test matches performed by them. This was the first time because of the tour of New Zealand in 2002-03 when no Indian batsman might rating a century in a collection.

India has been blanked by a ruthless New Zealand and this was their first such collection end result because the whitewash inflicted on them by England and Australia in 2011. Hence, that is the first time, India has been whitewashed in Tests under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

Indian captain Virat Kohli mentioned after the match, it was a matter of not having enough intent in the first game, and not closing out here. We did not care on the right side while bowling They created a lot of pressure. We did not execute well enough and contrary New Zealand was firm on their plans. The batsmen didn’t play well for the bowlers to try and attack.