Australia vs New Zealand, 2020: 3-match ODI series – Statistical Preview

Australia vs New Zealand, 2020: 3-match ODI series – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 3-match ODI series between Australia and New Zealand.

Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson
Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia set to face New Zealand in a 3-match ODI series following defeats on India and South Africa tours in the format. This will be the first home ODI series for Australia in the current home season. The Aussies have been unbeaten in this International home season and will be looking to continue their streak in the limited-overs against the Blackcaps. On the other hand, the New Zealand team will be looking to improve their recent record on Australian soil and their series wins against India will give them the confidence.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 3-match ODI series between Australia and New Zealand:

0/7New Zealand has not won any of their last seven ODI matches on the Australian soil. Their last win came back in the 2009 tour where the 5-match ODI series ended in the scoreline of 2-2 after taking 2-0 lead.

0/11 – New Zealand has failed to win any of the 11 International matches they played in Australia since the 7-run win in the 2011 Hobart Test. Australia won 10 of those 11 International matches while another game ended in a draw.

5* – Australia lost all the five ODI matches they played since their 10-wicket win against India at the Wankhede Stadium. They lost the last two matches of the series in India and were whitewashed by South Africa earlier this month.

16.08Mitchell Starc has a bowling average of 16.08 in ODI cricket against New Zealand. He bagged 23 wickets across 9 ODIs against the Kiwis with help of two 5-wicket hauls.

29 – Number of wickets Trent Boult has claimed in ODI format against Australia. He picked those 29 wickets in only 11 matches with help of two 5-wicket hauls and 4-fer.

97.33 – Steve Smith has amassed 292 runs in four ODI matches at home against New Zealand at an average of 97.33. He scored a century and two fifties across the four innings against the Kiwis. However, outside Australia, Smith scored only 58 runs in six innings at an average of 11.6 against the Blackcaps.

244 – Mitchell Starc needs six more wickets to complete 250 wickets in International cricket on Australian soil. Only six players have claimed 250 International wickets in Australia thus far.

1073 – David Warner is the only player with 1000+ runs in the current home season of Australia in international cricket. He aggregated 1073 runs at an impressive average of 153.28 as he scored four tons and two fifties.

1925 – Steve Smith has aggregated 1925 runs in ODI cricket on Australian soil. He needs 75 more runs to become the 15th Australian with 2000 ODI runs in Australia. His batting average of 53.47 in ODIs on Australian soil is currently the 2nd best behind Michael Bevan’s 55.86.

6803 – Martin Guptill has amassed 6803 runs in ODI format and is 197 runs away from becoming the 4th player with 7000 runs for New Zealand. Guptill also needs 75 runs to become the 5th player to aggregate 12000 runs in International cricket for New Zealand having scored 11925 runs thus far.