On Tuesday (9th July), India will face New Zealand at Old Trafford (Manchester) in the first semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
At the end of the round-robin stage of this tournament, India finished on top of the points table with 15 points (won seven, lost once and one had no result), and New Zealand finished in the fourth position with 11 points (won five, lost thrice and one had no result).
Ahead of this first semi-final encounter of this tournament, let’s look at some essential stats preview of this match.
Venue stats (Old Trafford, Manchester)
Important ODI stats
|Highest total||397/6 (50 overs) by England against Afghanistan on 18th June 2019||336/5 (50 overs) against Pakistan on 16th June 2019||291/8 (50 overs) against Windies on 22nd June 2019|
|Lowest completed total||45 (40.3 overs) by Canada against England on 13th June 1979||191 (54.1 overs) against Sri Lanka on 16th June 1979||152 (41.2 overs) against England on 17th July 1978|
|Highest score||189* by Sir Viv Richards (West Indies) against England on 31st May 1984||140 by Rohit Sharma against Pakistan on 16th June 2019||148 by Kane Williamson against Windies on 22nd June 2019|
|Best bowling||5/14 by Glenn McGrath (Australia) against West Indies on 30th May 1999||5/27 by Venkatesh Prasad against Pakistan on 8th June 1999||4/30 by Trent Boult against Windies on 22nd June 2019|
Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting
|Stats||Total||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average* (Average run-rate)*||211.81 (4.51)||226.28 (4.55)||197.34 (4.46)|
In last 10 completed ODIs
|Stats||Total||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average* (Average run-rate)*||228.60 (5.59)||253.10 (5.83)||204.10 (5.32)|
(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)
Teams’ ODI records at Old Trafford (Manchester)
India vs New Zealand
|Stats||Total ODIs||India Won||New Zealand Won||Tied/No Result|
|At neutral venues||32||15||15||0/2|
|In any knockout stages||4||2||2||0/0|
|In any semi-finals||1||1||0||0/0|
|In the World Cup||7||3||4||0/0|
|In the World Cup knockout stages||–||–||–||-/-|
|At Old Trafford (Manchester)||1||0||1||0/0|
|In last 10 ODIs||10||7||3||0/0|
- Since the Super Sixes stage of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, India and New Zealand haven’t faced each other in CWC. Though they had a match during the round-robin stage in this CWC edition (on 13th June at Nottingham), it was abandoned due to the rain washout.
i) MS Dhoni will play his 350th ODI match. He will be 10th cricketer to play at least 350 ODI matches. Among the Indian cricketers, only Sachin Tendulkar (463 ODIs) played 350+ ODIs.
i) Rohit Sharma (647 runs) is 27 runs away to become the most run-scorer in a single CWC edition. Only the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs in 2003 CWC) and the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden (659 runs in 2007 CWC) are ahead of Rohit in this list.
ii) Rohit Sharma (977 runs) needs to score 23 more runs to become the fourth Indian cricketer to score 1,000 CWC runs.
iii) Another century will help Rohit Sharma (six centuries) to create a history of most centuries in Cricket World Cup career history. He is currently on the joint top position along with Sachin Tendulkar as both of them hit six CWC centuries. If Rohit scores a century in this match, then he will be the second player to hit four successive centuries in CWC as well as in ODI history. In 2015 CWC, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) was the first man to hit four consecutive centuries.
iv) Virat Kohli (442 runs) is 24 runs away to become the leading run-scorer as an Indian captain in a CWC edition. Kohli is only behind of Sourav Ganguly who scored 465 runs as an Indian captain in 2003 Cricket World Cup.
v) Hardik Pandya (925 runs) is 75 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs.
i) Indian pacer Mohammed Shami (31 wickets) is one wicket away to become the third most wicket-taker for India in Cricket World Cup history. Currently, he is standing in the joint third position along with the leg-spinner Anil Kumble (31 wickets). The top two Indian bowlers in this list are Zaheer Khan (44 wickets) and Javagal Srinath (44 wickets).
ii) Ravindra Jadeja (398 wickets) needs to take two more wickets to complete his 400 international wickets. He will be seventh Indian bowler and second Indian left-arm bowler (after the left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan) to claim 400 international wickets.
iii) Jasprit Bumrah (17 wickets) is two wickets away to become the second most wicket-taker as an Indian bowler in a CWC edition. The left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan is leading this list with 21 wickets in 2011 CWC.
i) Tom Latham will play his 150th international match for New Zealand.
i) Ross Taylor (1,117 runs) is 91 runs behind to become the leading ODI run-scorer for New Zealand against India. Only Nathan Astle scored more ODI runs for the Blackcaps against India than Taylor as he scored 1,207 ODI runs against India.
ii) Ross Taylor (913 runs) is 87 runs away to complete 1,000 CWC runs. Among the New Zealand batsmen, only Stephen Fleming (1,075 runs) scored 1,000+ runs in CWC career.
iii) Martin Guptill (975 runs) is 25 runs away to complete his 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup career.
iv) Kane Williamson (481 runs) is 67 runs away to become the most run-scorer as a New Zealand batsman in a single CWC edition. Only Martin Guptill and Scott Styris are ahead of Williamson in this list with 547 runs (in 2015 CWC) and 499 runs (in 2007 CWC) respectively.
v) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (481 runs) is 68 runs away to become the most run-scorer as a captain in a single CWC edition. At present, Williamson is in the fifth position in this list while Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) is leading this table with 548 runs in 2007 CWC.
vi) Kane Williamson (895 runs) needs to score 105 more runs to become the fourth New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs against India.
i) Tim Southee (26 wickets) needs to pick up two more wickets to become the second most ODI wicket-taker for New Zealand against India. Kyle Mills is leading this table with 32 ODI wickets.
ii) Tim Southee (497 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 500 wickets in the international career. Among the New Zealand bowlers, only Daniel Vettori (696 wickets) and Sir Richard Hadlee (589 wickets) managed to pick up 500 international wickets.