ICC World Cup 2019: Match 37, New Zealand vs Australia – Statistical Preview

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 37, New Zealand vs Australia – Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers ahead of the Trans-Tasman clash at the Lord’s.

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia became the first team to qualify for the semi-final in the World Cup 2019 with a comfortable victory over England at Lord’s. They will be up against New Zealand in a day/night game at the same venue on Saturday. The Aussies won six of the seven matches they played including each of their previous four fixtures. The Kiwis began their campaign by winning five straight matches before losing to Pakistan. They would need to win at least one more game or ensure they don’t lose by big margins.

All the major stats and numbers ahead of the Trans-Tasman clash at Lord’s:

3 – New Zealand have played three ODI matches at Lord’s thus far winning in all the three. They beat Windies by 104 runs in 2004 and defeated hosts England by 51 runs and 5 wickets respectively in 2008 and 2013. The game against Australia will the first World Cup game at Lord’s for the Blackcaps.

7-3 – Australia leads the head to head in the World Cups against New Zealand by 7-3. The 1-wicket win at the Eden Park was the only CWC win for the Kiwis against Australia in the 21st century across five meetings.

10 – Australia won as many as ten of the 12 ODI matches they played at the Lord’s since the start of 1999. Aussies played against a neutral opponent on four occasions in the last 21 years at this venue and won all the four.

18 – Number of wickets for Mitchell Starc in ODIs against New Zealand; all in only eight ODIs. Starc averages 19.11 and has a bowling strike rate of 24.3 against the Kiwis.

25Trent Boult has picked up 25 wickets in only ten ODIs he played against Australia. He averages 18.8 against the Aussies in this format and picks up a wicket every 21.4 balls. However, Boult has 17 wickets in five ODIs at home against them at an average of 13.05 and 8 wickets from 5 ODIs at 31 average outside New Zealand.

947 – Martin Guptill needs 53 more runs to complete 1000 runs in the World Cup. Only Stephen Fleming (1075) scored over 1000 runs in the Men’s ODI World Cup matches for New Zealand thus far. Guptill has scored only 138 runs from six innings during this tournament that includes an unbeaten 73 in the first match against Sri Lanka.

973 – Ross Taylor needs 27 more runs to become the 5th player from New Zealand to score 1000 ODI runs against Australia. Taylor amassed 973 runs from 27 innings at an average of 38.92 with two tons and six fifties.

5968 – Kane Williamson has scored 5968 runs in his ODI career from 138 innings. If Williamson scores those 32 runs in the next two ODI innings, he will become the 3rd fastest to reach the milestone. The fastest to 6000 ODI runs among New Zealand players is Martin Guptill – 157 innings.