Indian cricket team has been phenomenal in the calendar year 2023 so far. The Men in Blue won the T20I series against Sri Lanka by a 2-1 margin, followed by a 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series. The Rohit Sharma-led side then dominated against New Zealand with a 3-0 win in ODIs. 

Although the focus of every team in this calendar year would be to play a lot of ODI matches in preparation for the upcoming 2023 World Cup, India will still look to dominate the three-match T20I series to maintain their number 1 T20I ranking. 

Numbers and Stats before start of IND vs NZ 1st T20I:

1 -
Both Mitchell Santner and Hardik Pandya have lost only 1 T20I game as captain so far. Mitchell Santner has won 8 out of 10 T20I games, while Hardik Pandya has won 6 out of 8 T20I games as captain.

3 - India has won all 3 T20I matches they have played at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

T20I results at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi:

- India beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs, 2016
- India beat Australia by 9 wickets, 2017
- India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets, 2021

11 - In the last 11 T20I meetings between India and New Zealand, the Kiwis have defeated India only once. 

India vs New Zealand T20I results since 2020:

- India won by 6 wickets in Auckland, 2020
- India won by 7 wickets in Auckland, 2020
- India won by Super Over in Hamilton, 2020
- India won by Super Over in Wellington, 2020
- India won by 7 runs in Mt. Maunganui, 2020
- New Zealand won by 8 wickets in Dubai, 2021 T20 WC
- India won by 5 wickets in Jaipur, 2021
- India won by 7 wickets in Ranchi, 2021
- India won by 73 runs in Kolkata, 2021
- India won by 65 runs in Mt. Maunganui, 2022
- Match Tied (DLS) in Napier, 2022

22 - Ish Sodhi has been the highest wicket-taker (22) against India in T20Is.

Most wickets vs India in T20Is:
Ish Sodhi - 22

Chris Jordan - 21
Tim Southee - 20
Dushmantha Chameera - 16
Mitchell Santner - 16

40 - Suryakumar Yadav needs 40 more runs to go past MS Dhoni and become 5th highest run-scorer for India in T20Is.

Most runs for India in T20Is:
Virat Kohli - 4008
Rohit Sharma - 3853
KL Rahul - 2265
Shikhar Dhawan - 1759
MS Dhoni - 1617
Suresh Raina - 1605
Suryakumar Yadav - 1578

64 -
Hardik Pandya needs 64 more runs to complete 4000 runs in T20 cricket.

90 - Yuzvendra Chahal needs 1 more wicket to become the highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is.