WI vs NZ: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head
Lacklustre West Indies take on high-flying West Indies in match number 29 of the ICC World Cup 2019. Windies have failed to show any character since beating Pakistan in their opening match. NZ have been highly consistent and are on the verge of qualifying for the semis. Here is the statistical match preview.
The two teams have met on seven occasions in the World Cup. New Zealand have a slender 4-3 advantage. Their last meeting was in the 2015 World Cup. NZ won that match by 143 runs. In overall ODI meetings, WI have won 30 matches, whereas, NZ have pocketed 27 games. Seven matches didn't have any results.
Former legend Brian Lara has scored the most runs for West Indies in the World Cup (1,225). He hit two hundreds and seven fifties. Former NZ skipper Stephen Fleming holds the record for the most runs scored by a Kiwi batsman in the World Cup (1,075). Fleming registered two hundreds and five fifties at 35.83.
Courtney Walsh picked up the most wickets for WI in the World Cup (27). He bowled at an excellent economy-rate of 3.46 and an average of 20.25. Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori have taken a total of 36 wickets each, which is the joint-highest among Kiwi bowlers in the World Cup.
England (397/6 versus Afghanistan in CWC 19) have recorded the highest total here. Graham Gooch has the most runs at Old Trafford in Manchester (405). Vivian Richards (189* versus England in 1984) has the best individual score. Canada (45 versus England in 1979) have recorded the lowest ODI score. Bob Willis (15 wickets) has the tally for the most scalps here.
According to reports, it is expected to be a sunny and warm day at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. The last two matches here saw plenty of runs being plundered. Teams would be looking to maximize from the same. The match is scheduled for a 6:00 PM IST start. One can watch the match on the Star Sports Network.