December 10, 2019 / 9:12 AM / a month ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v New Zealand test series

    Dec 10 (Reuters) - Factbox on the test series between
Australia and New Zealand, which begins in Perth on Thursday
(times GMT):
    
    FIXTURES
    First test     Dec. 12-16   Perth (0500)
    Second test    Dec. 26-30   Melbourne (2330)
    Third test     Jan. 3-7     Sydney (2330)
    
    AUSTRALIA
    World ranking: 5
    Captain: Tim Paine
    Coach: Justin Langer
    Top ranked batsman: Steve Smith (2)
    Top ranked bowler: Pat Cummins (1)
    Squad: David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve
Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Josh
Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Mitchell
Starc.
    
    NEW ZEALAND
    World ranking: 2
    Captain: Kane Williamson
    Coach: Gary Stead
    Top ranked batsman: Kane Williamson (3) 
    Top ranked bowler: Neil Wagner (4)
    Squad: Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de
Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry
Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross
Taylor, BJ Watling, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson.
    
    TEST HEAD-TO-HEAD
    Matches: 57
    Australia wins: 31
    New Zealand wins: 8
    Draws: 18
    
    LAST THREE SERIES
    2011-12 Series drawn 1-1 in Australia
    2015-16 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in Australia
    2015-16 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in New Zealand

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Nick
Mulvenney and Peter Rutherford)
  
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