ICC World Cup 2019: Match 33, New Zealand vs Pakistan – Statistical Preview
All the major stats and numbers to look out ahead of the game between New Zealand and Pakistan.
Updated - Nov 24, 2019 12:19 am
New Zealand stands one win away from sealing their semi-final berth having clinched a thriller against Windies in their previous game. Kiwis, one of the two teams to be unbeaten in this tournament, will face Pakistan in Birmingham. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side bounced back with a convincing win against South Africa to keep themselves hanging in the semi-final content. To come out victorious in this game, Pakistan have to dismiss Williamson cheaply who aggregated 333 runs between his previous two dismissals.
All the major stats and numbers to look out ahead of the game between New Zealand and Pakistan:
1 – Pakistan won only one of their last 14 ODI matches against New Zealand. The Kiwis won 12 in a row before losing one by 6 wickets in the last year’s Abu Dhabi ODI. The following game in Dubai got washed out after 56.5 overs of play which the last time the two sides faced in this format.
2 – Only twice have New Zealand managed to defeat Pakistan in the World Cup – in 2011 edition by 110 runs and by 52 runs during their first CWC meet in 1983 at Edgbaston that will host the game between these two teams on Wednesday. Between these two defeats, Pakistan won all the six World Cup matches against the Blackcaps.
42 – Matt Henry and Trent Boult collectively bagged 42 wickets in ODIs against Pakistan. Henry picked up 20 wickets from 8 ODIs against them at an average of 20.25 with two 4-fers and a 5-wicket haul. Boult, on the other hand, claimed 22 scalps in 11 ODIs against Pakistan averaging 24.22.
66.75 – Ross Taylor has a batting average of 66.75 in ODIs against Pakistan; the best for any player against them in ODI cricket. Taylor has scored 1068 runs from 24 ODI innings over Pakistan with three hundreds and seven half-centuries.
898 – Kane Williamson has scored 898 ODI runs against Pakistan; the 2nd most he has scored against any opponent in this format. Williamson scored those 898 runs at an average of 56.12 in 17 innings with three centuries and four fifties.
942 – Martin Guptill needs 58 more runs to complete 1000 runs in the World Cup. Only Stephen Fleming (1075) scored over 1000 runs in the Men’s ODI World Cups for New Zealand thus far. Guptill is also 53 runs away from becoming the 3rd New Zealand player with 1000+ ODI runs against Pakistan.
2971 – Babar Azam needs 29 more runs to complete 3000 runs in ODI cricket. If Babar scores the 29 runs in his next outing, he will become the fastest Pakistan player and the 2nd quickest to 3000 ODI runs.
5927 – Kane Williamson is 73 runs away from completing 6000 runs in the ODI format. Williamson has to score those 73 runs in the next three ODI innings for becoming the 3rd fastest to reach the milestone. The fastest to 6000 runs among New Zealand players is Martin Guptill in 157 innings while Williamson has batted in 137 thus far.