ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is all set to begin tomorrow (5th Oct) with last edition finalists England and New Zealand playing the inaugural match of the tournament at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The World Cup is all set to be hosted on Indian soil after a period of 12 years and the tournament would begin with the same two teams playing the inaugural match of this WC edition who were involved in a high-octane entertaining clash in the finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Numbers and Stats before start of the ENG vs NZ 2023 WC match:
3 - Trent Boult needs three more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 200 wickets in ODIs.
Most wickets by a pace bowler for New Zealand in ODIs:
Kyle Mills - 240
Tim Southee - 214
Chris Harris - 203
Chris Cairns - 200
Trent Boult - 197
4 - New Zealand have been the only side to reach the semi-finals in the last four ODI World Cup editions which happened in 2007, 2011, 2015 & 2019 respectively.
New Zealand were runners-up in 2015 & 2019 ODI World Cup
7 - In the last seven ODI meetings between England and New Zealand, the England team have won five out of those seven matches, with one game ending in a tie and that also resulted in favour of England only.
England vs New Zealand in the last seven ODI WC meetings:
2023 - England won by 100 runs at Lord's
2023 - England won by 181 runs at The Oval
2023 - England won by 79 runs at Southampton
2023 - New Zealand won by 8 wickets at Cardiff
2019 WC Finals - Tied (England won on boundary count) at Lord's
2019 WC Group Stage - England won by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street
2018 - England won by 7 wickets at Christchurch
England recently won a four-match ODI series played against New Zealand by 3-1 margin.
8 - New Zealand have won only 8 out of 20 ODI games in the year 2023 so far.
New Zealand in 2023 ODIs:
Played - 20
Won - 8
Lost - 11
NR - 1
New Zealand lost all three ODI matches against India that they played in India earlier in January 2023.
11 - The only time England and New Zealand played an ODI match in Ahmedabad, New Zealand went on to win that game by 11 runs in World Cup 1996 which also interestingly remains to be the first match of that tournament.
New Zealand won both the matches they played at the Ahmedabad venue in the 1996 & 2011 World Cup.
12 - Both Jos Buttler and Tom Latham will be the 12th player to captain their national side in the ODI World Cup.
Players to have captained England in ODI World Cup:
Mike Denness (1975)
Mike Brearley (1979)
Bob Willis (1983)
Mike Gatting (1987)
Graham Gooch (1992)
Alec Stewart (1992, 1999 & 2003)
Mike Atherton (1996)
Nasser Hussain (2003)
Michael Vaughan (2007)
Andrew Strauss (2011)
Eoin Morgan (2015 & 2019)
Players to have captained New Zealand in ODI World Cup:
Glenn Turner (1975)
Mark Burgess (1979)
Geoff Howarth (1983)
Jeff Crowe (1987)
Martin Crowe (1992)
Lee Germon (1996)
Stephen Fleming (1999, 2003 & 2007)
Daniel Vettori (2011)
Ross Taylor (2011)
Brendon McCullum (2015)
Kane Williamson (2019)
29 - Joe Root needs 29 more runs to become the first batsman from England to score 1000 runs against New Zealand in ODIs.
Most runs for England vs New Zealand in ODIs:
Joe Root - 971 (25 inns)
Allan Lamb - 921 (28 inns)
David Gower - 874 (24 inns)
61.52 - Dawid Malan averages 61.52 with the bat in his ODI career so far. He has scored 1046 runs from 21 innings in ODIs overall.
Highest batting average among batters who scored a minimum of 1000 runs in ODIs:
Ryan ten Doeschate - 67.00
Shubman Gill - 66.1
Dawid Malan - 61.52