New Zealand vs India, 2020: 3rd ODI – Statistical Preview

New Zealand vs India, 2020: 3rd ODI – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the final game of the 3-match ODI series in Mount Maunganui.

Mayank Agarwal
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New Zealand bounced back from being whitewashed in the 5-match T20I series against India by taking a winning lead of 2-0 in the 3-match series. The Blackcaps are now one step away from completing their first whitewash in ODI cricket against India after losing three straight ODI series over them.

With the series already lost, Indian team is likely to make some big changes keeping the Test series in mind. On the other hand, Kane Williamson is eyeing to make a return after recovering from a shoulder injury.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the final game of the 3-match ODI series in Mount Maunganui:

1 – If India loses on Tuesday, it will be the first time they will be whitewashed in a 3-match ODI series. Till date, India has been whitewashed three times in the ODI format and only once in the last 30 years.

West Indies defeated India by 5-0 margin in the 1982 away series and 1989 home series while South Africa thumped India 4-0 in the 2006 home series. The series against South Africa was in fact a 5-match series but the first ODI was abandoned even without a toss.

2/2 – India played two ODI matches in Mount Maunganui during their 2019 tour of New Zealand and won both of them by big margins. India also played a T20I at this venue before the ongoing ODI series making their record at the Bay Oval 3-0 in International cricket.

2 – Only two individual centuries have been recorded for New Zealand across 8 ODIs at the Bay Oval; both were scored by Martin Guptill against Sri Lanka – 102 in 2016 and 138 in 2019.

3 – New Zealand won each of their last three ODI matches against India. The last instance of them winning three or more consecutive ODI matches was during the 2002 home ODI series where they won four in a row.

3-5 – New Zealand’s win-loss record in the ODI format at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The Blackcaps have played ODIs at 14 different home venues but Bay Oval is the only venue where they lost more matches than they won.

4 – Ross Taylor has scored four half-centuries in six ODI matches he played in Mount Maunganui. He scored 330 runs across the six ODIs at an average of 55 and a healthy strike rate of 90.16.

5 – New Zealand completed whitewash on five instances in ODI cricket since the start of the 2016/17 season; all the five series while playing at home. They clean-swept Pakistan (2018) in a 5-match series and completed whitewashes against Bangladesh (2017 & 2019), West Indies (2018) and Sri Lanka (2019) during 3-match series.

237 – Jasprit Bumrah has a bowling average of 237 in the ODI format in 2020. He played five ODIs this year thus far but managed to pick only one wicket despite bowling 46.1 overs. However, Bumrah’s ODI economy of 5.13 this year is the best among all Indian pacers.

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