ICC World Cup 2019: Match 18, India vs New Zealand – Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers that matter ahead of the key game between India and New Zealand.

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Sampath Bandarupalli

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India and New Zealand are the only teams in this World Cup 2019 who have not sniffed a slump which could change when they face off in Nottingham on Thursday. The Kiwis are on the top of the table having won all the three they played while India defeated South Africa and Australia in their first two fixtures. New Zealand played three Asian teams (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan) in this tournament so far and their 4th clash will also be against an Asian team, India.

All the major stats and numbers that matter ahead of the key game between India and New Zealand

3 – India and New Zealand faced off in three ODI matches in England all coming in World Cups. The Kiwis came out victorious on all three instances that too while chasing.

4Rohit Sharma has scored 50+ runs in each of his last four ODI innings – 57, 122 not out, 56, 95. This is the first time Rohit has scored four consecutive fifty-plus in his ODI career.

4 – Trent Boult has dismissed Rohit Sharma on four instances at the cost of 88 runs in ODI format. Boult got better of Shikhar Dhawan on five instances in ODIs including four consecutive times in the home ODI series this year. However, Dhawan, in all possibility, will miss the game against the Kiwis due to a thumb injury.

8 – Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have added 80+ runs in each of their last eight partnerships in ODIs on England soil. In nine ODI partnerships in England since 2015, the Williamson-Taylor pair added 941 at an average of 104.55 with four-century stands and another four partnerships between 80 and 100. Williamson scored 40+ runs in all those nine innings while Taylor scored at least 39.

9 – New Zealand won each of their last ten World Cup matches while chasing; the 2nd longest such streak for any team. Australia’s streak of 19 consecutive successive CWC chases is the longest which was halted by India in their previous match.

68.52Virat Kohli has a batting average of 68.52 in ODI cricket against New Zealand; the 4th best ODI average for any player against a particular team. (Min: 1000 runs)

Hashim Amla and Kohli himself average 76.35 and 70.76 against the Windies respectively while Mohammad Yousuf averages 73.78 over Zimbabwe.

2003 – India and New Zealand will clash in a World Cup for the first time since the game in Centurion during 2003 CWC. The two sides met seven times in the World Cup with Team India winning in three of them while New Zealand won four; all while chasing. The two sides didn’t face in the Champions Trophy either in the last 16 years as their only meet in the CT was during the 2000 edition final.

10943 – Virat Kohli has scored 10943 runs across 221 innings in the ODI format. He needs 57 runs in the next 54 innings to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record (276 inns) for being the fastest to 11000 ODI runs.