CT 2017: England v NZ in numbers

England has won nine of its last 10 ODI matches (L1) whilst New Zealand has claimed wins in 10 of its last 14 completed ODIs (L4).

New Zealand holds the upper hand against England when it comes to the overall ODI record.   -  Getty Images

As host England takes on New Zealand in a Group A encounter at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, we take a look at their match-up in numbers.

Opta Stats:

  • New Zealand holds the upper hand when it comes to the overall ODI record between these sides; winning 41 to England’s 36 (tied two and four no results).
  • Both nations have claimed three wins apiece across their last six encounters in ODI cricket; England comes into this match having secured successive victories over the Black Caps however.
  • England and New Zealand have faced off twice previously in the Champions Trophy; the Black Caps taking the spoils in the 2009 edition (four wickets) whilst England won the most recent encounter in the competition (10 run victory in 2013).
  • England has won nine of its last 10 ODI matches (L1) whilst New Zealand has claimed wins in 10 of its last 14 completed ODIs (L4).
  • The Black Caps have won three of their four previous ODIs at this venue in Cardiff (L1); facing England in only one of those outings however, New Zealand lost that game by a margin of 10 runs.
  • Despite losing two of its last three at the venue, England has a winning record overall in Cardiff (W5, L2).’
  • Eoin Morgan has hit 619 runs at a rate of 51.6 runs per innings in 2017, his best rate ever in a calendar year (not batting average).
  • Ben Stokes is two wickets shy of reaching 50 in ODIs whilst Moeen Ali is three short of the same milestone.
  • Trent Boult is in line to play his 50th ODI for New Zealand in this match, he has taken 88 wickets at average of 24.9 so far, the fifth best average of any Black Caps bowler to take 50+ wickets.
  • Luke Ronchi has opened the batting (1 or 2) in his last five ODI innings, hitting 166 runs at a strike rate of 125.8.

 

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