Test series between England and New Zealand have thrown up some of the most exciting cricket over the past decade or so.
As a matter of fact, other than the early years of the exchanges between the two sides when England dominated, the series between these two sides have almost always thrown up remarkable performances.
While bowlers have had their time in the sun, the batsmen have not been far behind either and plenty of batsmen from either side have delivered superb performances on a consistent basis.
Here is a look at five batsmen who have been the most successful in Test series between England and New Zealand over all these years.
Note: The stats have been taken from Cricinfo.com
#5 Alec Stewart
The former England captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, Alec Stewart was one of the team’s most important batsmen for much of his career.
He held the middle-order together during the dark days of the 1990s in English cricket and remains one of the heaviest scoring batsmen in England-New Zealand Test matches.
Stewart was primarily a stroke-maker and in addition to his defensive assuredness, he was a superb player of the back-foot.
He was best known for his pulls and cuts, but he wasn’t found wanting when he had to play on the front foot either.
He played in 16 Test matches against New Zealand between 1990 and 1999 and scored an aggregate of 1145 runs, at an average of 45.80.
Stewart made four centuries and five half-centuries against New Zealand, with his highest being 173.