The New Zealand national cricket team have been one of the top-tier teams in international cricket for decades. They have won two ICC titles in their history and both their victories have come against Team India. Their first ICC glory came against India in the ICC Knockouts tournament in 2000.
Two decades later, the New Zealand cricket team locked horns with India in the finals of the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship. New Zealand beat India by eight wickets under the captaincy of Kane Williamson and won their second ICC title.
New Zealand have produced talented batters in their history. In this article, let’s learn about the two New Zealand batters who maintained a batting average in excess of 50 in Test cricket since 2020 (Minimum 20 innings).
1. Kane Williamson
Former New Zealand Test captain, Kane Williamson has been exceptionally making waves across formats for the country. The experienced campaigner has been delivering the goods quite consistently, a trait that sets him apart from the rest of his teammates. Kane Williamson who possesses a truckload of experience has maintained a sensational batting average of 72.7, the most by any batsman in Test cricket (minimum 20 innings) since 2020.
The right-handed batsman has represented the country in 94 Tests, wherein he scored 8124 runs at an average of 54.9. Overall, he slammed 28 centuries, 33 half-centuries and 4 double centuries in the longest format.
2. Daryl Mitchell
If there is one batter apart from Kane Williamson who has been consistently scoring runs since the last few years, then it has to be Daryl Mitchell without the shadow of any doubt. Ever since making his Test debut for New Zealand in 2019, he has quite often lived up to his reputation as a batsman.
It is worth mentioning here that Daryl Mitchell has the second-best Test average of 56.5 as a New Zealand cricketer since 2020 (minimum 20 innings). Having played 18 Tests for the country, he aggregated 1316 runs at an exceptional batting average of 57.2. He smashed five centuries and eight half-centuries to his credit.