ICC World Cup 2019: Match 13, Afghanistan vs New Zealand – Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers ahead Afghanistan and New Zealand clash in Taunton.

Afghanistan team
Afghanistan team. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

New Zealand began their 2019 World Cup campaign with a huge win over Sri Lanka and followed it with a 2-wicket victory over Bangladesh. They will take on Afghanistan as they look to make it three in three. The Afghans couldn’t do much against Australia on a seaming track but did make a brilliant comeback with the ball against Sri Lanka before faltering with the bat. They will be hoping to add points in their kitty in Taunton, a venue which hasn’t hosted an ODI in the last 20 years.

All the major stats and numbers ahead Afghanistan and New Zealand clash in Taunton:

1 – Only once Afghanistan and New Zealand faced off in an International game – During the 2015 World Cup in Napier. Kiwis chased down the target of 187 in 36.1 overs for the loss of four wickets.


7 – Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have added 80+ runs in each of their last seven partnerships in ODI cricket on England soil. In eight partnerships in England since the start of 2015, the duo added 852 runs at an average of 106.5 with help of four-century stands.

8 – New Zealand won each of their last eight matches while chasing a target in the World Cup. Their last loss in the CWC while chasing came against New Zealand in the 2011 edition against Sri Lanka.

24Trent Boult has bagged 24 wickets in ODI cricket this year; the most by any bowler in ODIs in 2019. The left-arm pacer claimed 24 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 14.72.

71.75 – Najibullah Zadran is averaging 71.75 in ODI format in 2019. He has scored 287 runs in seven ODI innings this year with help of his maiden ODI ton and two fifties.

75 – Both Ross Taylor (75.62) and Kane Williamson (75.55) average 75 in the ODIs they played in England since 2015. In nine innings, Taylor and Williamson have scored 680 and 605 runs respectively with help of two tons apiece. Kane scored 40+ in all the nine innings including seven 50+ scores in a row while Taylor’s lowest innings in this span is 39.

907Martin Guptill needs 93 more runs to complete 1000 runs at the World Cup. Only Stephen Fleming (1075) scored over 1000 runs at the One-Day CWCs for New Zealand thus far. Guptill scored 907 runs in 19 innings at an average of 60.46 with two centuries and four fifties in the CWC.

1999 – The County Ground in Taunton will be hosting its first Men’s ODI game since the 1999 World Cup. The last of the three ODIs at this venue was between India and Sri Lanka which witnessed the first ever triple century partnership.