CT2017: Trans-Tasman battle in numbers

David Warner has averaged 51.3 across his 10 ODI innings versus New Zealand; recording centuries in his last two appearances against it.

Australia will depend on David Warner (right) and skipper Steve Smith to lead its batting.   -  Reuters

As Australia and New Zealand lock horns in their Champions Trophy 2017 opener at Edgbaston, we take a look at some of the stats that concern the Trans Tasman rivals.

 

  1. Australia has won all four of its previous encounters with New Zealand in the Champions Trophy.
  2. New Zealand has won 13 of their last 17 completed ODIs in the Champions Trophy and World Cup (L4); winning eight of its nine fixtures at the 2015 World Cup, losing to Australia in the final.
  3. Marcus Stoinis posted 146* against the Black Caps earlier this year; the second-highest unbeaten score ever recorded in matches between these sides (Hayden 181*, 2007).
  4. David Warner has averaged 51.3 across his 10 ODI innings versus New Zealand; recording centuries in his last two appearances against it.
  5. Warner (currently 91 innings) is 54 away from reaching 4,000 ODI runs; he’ll be the fastest man to get there for Australia if he achieves it in this match (third overall).
  6. Australia has not won an ODI at Edgbaston since 1993, since then it has lost two, tied one and seen four games not-completed.
  7. For the Black Caps you have to go back 10 years further to 1983 for their last ODI victory at the venue in Birmingham, losing three and being involved in three ‘no results’ in that time.
  8. No side has made it out of the group stage in each edition of the tournament, of the eight nations to play in all seven previous editions Australia has the best strike rate of making it to the knock out stage (6/7 times).
  9. Ross Taylor needs to score 73 runs in this match to become the fifth NZ player to score 1,000 ODI runs against Australia.
  10. Australia has lost its last two Champions Trophy games, however it has never lost three on the bounce in the competition’s history.

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