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FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v New Zealand - first test
November 3, 2015 / 8:02 AM / 2 years ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v New Zealand - first test

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Factbox on first test between Australia
and New Zealand, which starts in Brisbane on Thursday:
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    MATCH FACTS
    Nov 5-9 (0000 GMT)
    The Gabba, Brisbane (capacity 42,000)
    Umpires: Nigel Llong, Richard Illingworth (both England)
    Third umpire: S Ravi (India)
    Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)     
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    AUSTRALIA 
    Test ranking: 2
    Captain: Steve Smith  
    Coach: Darren Lehmann   
    Highest ranked batsman: Smith (2)
    Highest ranked bowler: Mitchell Johnson (6)  
    Team (one to be omitted): David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman
Khawaja, Smith, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill
(wicketkeeper), Johnson, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan
Lyon, Peter Siddle.         
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    NEW ZEALAND
    Test ranking: 6
    Captain: Brendon McCullum 
    Coach: Mike Hesson 
    Highest ranked batsman: Kane Williamson (7)
    Highest ranked bowler: Trent Boult (5)  
    Team (likely): Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Williamson, Ross
Taylor, McCullum, BJ Watling, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Mark
Craig, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Boult. 
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    HEAD-TO-HEAD
    Test matches played: 52
    Australia wins: 27
    New Zealand wins: 8
    Draws: 17
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    PREVIOUS BRISBANE TESTS
    1980    Australia won by 10 wickets
    1985    New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs
    1987    Australia won by nine wickets
    1993    Australia won by an innings and 96 runs
    1997    Australia won by 186 runs
    2001    Match drawn
    2004    Australia won by an innings and 156 runs 
    2008    Australia won by 149 runs 
    2011    Australia won by nine wickets
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    REMAINING TESTS
    Nov 13-17     Second test   The WACA, Perth  
    Nov 27-Dec 1  Third test    Adelaide Oval (Day/Night) 
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    * Rankings correct as of Nov 3

 (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Patrick Johnston)

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