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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 3): New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – Stats Preview 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 3): New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – Stats Preview
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On Saturday (1st June), New Zealand and Sri Lanka will face each other in the Match 3 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff). Both teams are ready to start their new Cricket World Cup campaign with this match.

In the last edition of the Cricket World Cup (2015), New Zealand finished as the runners-up, and it is their best performance in CWC history.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka has won the Cricket World Cup once, and that was in 1996.

Ahead of their tournament opener, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall New Zealand Sri Lanka
Highest total 342/8 (50 overs) by England against Australia on 16th June 2018 265/8 (50 overs) against Bangladesh on 9th June 2017 236 (49.2 overs) against Pakistan on 12th June 2017
Lowest completed total 138 (37.5 overs) by Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 9th June 2013 223 (44.3 overs) against England on 6th June 2017 138 (37.5 overs) against New Zealand on 9th June 2013
Highest score 131 by Shaun Marsh (Australia) against England on 16th June 2018 87 by Kane Williamson against England on 6th June 2017 73 by Niroshan Dickwella against Pakistan on 12th June 2017
Best bowling 4/28 by Ravindra Jadeja (India) against England on 27th August 2014 4/30 by Kyle Mills against England on 16th June 2013 4/34 by Lasith Malinga against New Zealand on 9th June 2013

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 20 6 14
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 235.93 (5.32) 246.55 (5.24) 224.81 (5.42)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 4 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 251.45 (5.39) 270.20 (5.43) 232.70 (5.35)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, incomplete innings have been excluded)

(Special Note: Overall – In addition, one more ODI had the tie results at this venue)

Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019, Match 3: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka- Match Prediction

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
New Zealand 6 3 3 0/0
Sri Lanka 4 0 4 0/0

 

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Stats Total ODIs New Zealand Won Sri Lanka Won Tied/No Result
Overall 98 48 41 1/8
At neutral venues 28 14 12 1/1
In England 4 3 1 0/0
At

Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)

1 1 0 0/0
In the World Cup 10 4 6 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 7 2 0/1

 

Players’ stats

New Zealand cricketers’ stats

i) James Neesham will play his 50th ODI.

New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Cricket World Cup, Stats preview
James Neesham (Image Credit: Google)

ii) The left-arm pacer Trent Boult (147 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 150 ODI wickets. After the left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori (297 wickets), Trent Boult will be the second left-arm New Zealand bowler to take 150 ODI wickets.

Trent Boult (Image Credit: Reuters)

iii) Tim Southee (33 wickets) is four wickets away to become the most wicket-taker as a New Zealand bowler in Cricket World Cup history. Only the former New Zealand bowlers Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori are ahead of Southee as both picked up 36 wickets in this tournament history.

Tim Southee

 

Sri Lanka cricketers’ stats

i) Lahiru Thirimanne (2,990 runs) is ten runs away to complete his 3,000 ODI runs.

New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Cricket World Cup, Stats preview
Lahiru Thirimanne (Image Credit: Twitter)

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