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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 9, Bangladesh vs New Zealand – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the game that began the World Cup 2019 with a win.

Matt Henry
Matt Henry. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Bangladesh recorded a special win on Sunday defeating South Africa in their first game of World Cup 2019 which wasn’t an easy task especially outside the subcontinent. They will be up against New Zealand in their second fixture to whom they have often lost while playing away from home. However, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led team could take a bit of confidence from their record win during the Champions Trophy 2017. The Blackcaps, on the other hand, demolished the Sri Lankan team in their first game chasing down 137 in only 16.1 overs.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the game between teams that began the CWC 2019 with a win:

3 – The Kennington Oval is one of the two venues where Bangladesh posted 300+ totals in ODI cricket. They recorded four 300+ totals at the Sher-e-Bangla national stadium in Dhaka and two at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Bangladesh posted 305/6 in the opening game of the 2017 Champions Trophy against England at The Oval and 330/6 against the Saffers on Sunday.

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4 – New Zealand won in all the four World Cup matches they played against Bangladesh thus far and the wins came while chasing down. However, Bangladesh has won the recent encounter in an ICC event – in Champions Trophy 2017 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.


7 – Kane Williamson has scored a fifty-plus in each of his last seven ODI innings in England. The New Zealand skipper scored 45 and more runs in all the eight ODI innings in England since 2015. He scored 640 runs at an average of 80 with two tons and five fifties in this span. Ross Taylor amassed 523 runs at an average of 74.71 in this span in England by scoring 39 and more runs in all eight innings.


35Shakib Al Hasan’s 35 wickets against the Blackcaps are the most for any bowler in the BAN-NZ ODI matches. The left-arm spinner claimed those wickets in 21 games at an average of 25.74 with three 4-wicket hauls. However, Shakib picked up only two wickets in four ODIs against the Kiwis which were played outside Bangladesh and New Zealand.


60.88 – Martin Guptill has a batting average of 60.88 in ODIs which is his 2nd best against any opponent. The opening batsman has scored 548 runs in 11 innings against the Bangladesh side with three tons and a half-century.


147 – Trent Boult has claimed 148 wickets in his 80-match ODI career. Boult needs two more wickets in this game to become the 2nd fastest player to 150 ODI wickets.


200Shakib Al Hasan will feature in his 200th ODI game when he turns up against the Kiwis. He is set to become the 3rd player to feature in 200+ ODIs for Bangladesh after Mashrafe Mortaza (208) and Mushfiqur Rahim (206).


400 – This game against Bangladesh will be the 400th International for Ross Taylor as a New Zealand player. Only two players have represented New Zealand in over 400 Internationals till date.


921 – Ross Taylor needs 79 more runs to become the first player with 1000 runs in BAN-NZ ODI matches. Taylor aggregated 921 runs in 22 innings at an average of 57.56 with help of two centuries and seven fifties.

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