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India vs New Zealand series statistical highlights: McCullum set to play 225th ODI, Taylor eyes 4000 ODI runs

Brendon McCullum will become the fourth New Zealand cricketer to appear in 225 one-day games. Ross Taylor set to become ninth New Zealander to score 4000 ODI runs.

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Last updated on Saturday, 18 January, 2014 17:15 IST
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* Brendon McCullum has played 23 one day games against India. The second one day game would be his 25th against India barring unforeseen circumstance and injury. He would then become the tenth New Zealand batsman to appear in 25 plus one-day games against India.

* McCullum has played 224 ODIs prior to the start of the series. The first one day game of the ensuing series would be his 225th. He would become the fourth New Zealand cricketer to appear in 225 plus one day games. Others are - SP Fleming (279), DL Vettori (271) and CZ Harris (250). (Click here for latest on India's tour of New Zealand)

* Ross Taylor has an aggregate of 3985 runsin ODIs. He needs 15 more runs for his 4000. If he gets them, he would then become the ninth New Zealand batsman to amass 4000 plus runs. Others are - SP Fleming (8007), NJ Astle (7090), McCullum (5070), CL Cairns (4881), CD McMillan (4707), MD Crowe (4704), SB Styris (4483) and CZ Harris (4379).

* Ross would also become the 90th batsman to amass 4000 plus runs in the history of ODIs.

* McCullum has pouched 246 catches (227 as wicket keeper and 19 as a fieldsman) require four more catches which would fetch him 250 catches. If he gets them, he would then become the first New Zealand fieldsman to pouch 250 catches. (Also read: Dhoni not keen to experiment much)

* McCullum has pouched 246 catches (227 as wicket keeper and 19 as a fieldsman) require four more catches which would fetch him 250 catches. If he gets them, he would then become the fourth fieldsman in the annals of one day cricket to pouch 250 catches. Others are - AC Gilchrist (417), MV Boucher (403) and KC Sangakkara (356).

* Tim Southee has an aggregate of 97 wickets prior to the start of the series. He requires three more for his 100 wickets. If he gets them, he would then become 15th New Zealand bowler to capture 100-plus wickets in one day games. (Related: World Cup in mind, India get set to bully Kiwis)

* Kyle Mills has an aggregate of 28 wickets against India. He requires two more to become the first New Zealand bowler to capture 30-plus wickets against India. If he gets it, then his feat would provide the 21st occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing 30-plus wickets against a specific opposition.

* Kyle Mills would become the first New Zealand bowler to capture 30 plus wickets against five specific opposition, if he captures 30 wickets against India. His feat against other four specific oppositions is - vs Australia (34), vs Bangladesh (33), vs South Africa (31) and vs Sri Lanka (31). (Corey Anderson needs a break: coach)

* Prior to the start of the series - Mills and Daniel Vettori - have captured 30 plus wickets against four oppositions. Vettori has captured 30 plus wickets against - Australia (48), Bangladesh (30), Pakistan (31) and West Indies (31). If KD Mills gets his 30th wicket against India in this series, he would go past Vettori who has captured 30 plus wickets against four oppositions.

* Ross Taylor has scored 24 half-centuries in one day games prior to the start of this series. One more half century will be his 25th. If he gets it, he would then become the ninth New Zealand batsman to score 25-plus half-centuries. Others are - SP Fleming (49), NJ Astle (41), MD Crowe (34), CD McMillan (28), SB Styris (28), McCullum (26), CL Cairns (25) and AH Jones (25). (McCullum promises hostile bowling against India in first ODI)

* Taylor has scored eight hundreds in his one day career prior to the start of the series. He is on par with SP Fleming who also has scored eight one day hundreds. One more hundred for Taylor would give his ninth hundred and with it he would occupy the second place in the list of New Zealand batsmen who have scored most hundreds in one day games. NJ Astle occupies the first place with 16 hundreds to his credit.

* Taylor has scored eight hundreds in his one day career prior to the start of the series. Two more hundreds for Taylor would give his tenth hundred and with it he would become the second New Zealand batsmen to score ten or more hundreds in one day games. NJ Astle is the other New Zealand batsman to score ten or more hundreds - 16 hundreds to be exact.

* Taylor has played 48 one day games at home prior to the start of the series. Second one day game in this series would be his 50th one day game at home. He would then become the 15th New Zealand cricketer to appear in 50 plus one day games at home.

* Taylor, MD Crowe and SP Fleming have scored three one day hundreds on home soil. They share the joint second position in the list of New Zealand batsmen who have scored most hundreds on home soil. One more hundred for Ross Taylor would be his fourth hundred which would fetch him the second place. NJ Astle with seven hundreds to his credit occupies the first place.

* MJ Guptill has scored 22 fifties prior to the start of this tour. Three more fifties would fetch him his 25th fifty. If he gets them, he would then become the eleventh New Zealand batsman to score 25 plus fifties. Others are - NJ Astle (57), SP Fleming (57), MD Crowe (38), SB Styris (32), Ross Taylor (32), CD McMillan (31), CL Cairns (29), AH Jones (25) and JG Wright (25)

* PG Fulton and KS Williamson have played 49 one day games prior to the start of this series. The first game of the ensuing one day series would be their 50th one day game. They would become 49th and 50th New Zealand cricketers to appear in 50 plus one day games.

* Taylor has pouched 89 catches in one day games prior to the start of this tour. One more catch would fetch him his 90th catch. If he gets it, he would become the fifth New Zealand fieldsman including wicket keepers to pouch 90 plus catches in one day games. Others are - McCullum (246), SP Fleming (132), AC Parore (116) and CZ Harris (96)

* Taylor has pouched eleven catches against India in one day games prior to the start of the series. Three more catches in the ensuing series would give him 14 catches and with it the second place among the New Zealand fieldsmen excluding wicket keepers who have taken most catches against India. SP Fleming occupies the first place with 18 catches to his credit. ROSS Taylor would go past CZ Harris and KR Rutherford who have taken 13 catches on his way to second place.

* Taylor has pouched 11 catches against India in one day games prior to the start of the series. Four more catches in the ensuing series would give him 15 catches. If he gets it, he would then become the 26th fieldsman and second New Zealand fieldsman to have an aggregate of 15 or more catches against India.

* McCullum has played 12 one day games against India at home. The fourth game of this series would be his 16th one day game barring unforeseen circumstances and injury. He would then become the most capped New Zealand cricketer at home against India. He would go past DL Vettori (15), SP Fleming (13), CZ Harris (13) and GR Larsen (13) on his way to the first place.

* KD Mills who has played 11 one day game against India prior to the start of the series would have played 16 one day games barring unforeseen circumstances and injury. He would finish second to McCullum who would have played 17 one day games against India at home.

(Compiled by senior cricket statistician HR Gopala Krishna)

Story first published on: Saturday, 18 January 2014 15:25 IST

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