In the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand and England will face each other on Sunday (14th July) at Lord’s (London).
New Zealand reached the final after beating India in the semi-final. Meanwhile, the host side England qualified for the final after defeating the defending champions Australia in the other semi-final. Earlier in this tournament, England finished in the third position in the points table while New Zealand finished in the fourth position in the same points table.
Before this final match between New Zealand and England, here we are with some statistical preview of this game.
Teams’ recent ODI form
New Zealand (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost and Won
England (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Won, Won and Won.
Finals records in ODI formats
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ODI records at Lord’s (London)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (90 matches): New Zealand won 43 ODIs; England won 41 ODIs (2 ties and 4 no results)
In England (31 matches): New Zealand won 12 ODIs; England won 17 ODIs (2 no results)
In any knockout stages (1 match): New Zealand won 0 ODIs; England won 1 ODI
In any finals: Never met
In the World Cup (9 matches): New Zealand won 5 ODIs; England won 4 ODIs
In the World Cup knockout stages (1 match): New Zealand won 0 ODIs; England won 1 ODI
In the World Cup finals: Never met
At Lord’s, London (2 matches): New Zealand won 2 ODIs; England won 0 ODIs
In the last ten matches: New Zealand won 3 ODIs; England won 7 ODIs
- During the round-robin stage of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, England and New Zealand met once at Chester-le-Street on 3rd July. The host side England won that match by 119 runs.
i) New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has scored 987 runs in CWC career. The right-handed batsman is 13 runs away to complete his 1,000 CWC runs.
i) Opener Martin Guptill has scored 976 runs in his Cricket World Cup career. The right-handed batsman needs to add 24 more runs to complete his 1,000 CWC runs.
i) Captain Kane Williamson has scored 548 runs in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup. It is the joint most runs for a captain in a single CWC edition. Earlier, in 2007 CWC, Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene also scored 548 runs.
ii) Kane Williamson has scored 953 ODI runs against England. The right-handed batsman is 47 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs against England. After Ross Taylor (1,409 runs), Williamson will be the second New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs against England.
i) The right-arm pacer Tim Southee has taken 497 wickets in his international career. He will complete his 500 international wickets by picking up three more wickets. Southee will be the third Blackcaps bowler, after Daniel Vettori (696 wickets) and Sir Richard Hadlee (589 wickets), to claim 500 international wickets.
i) The left-arm pacer Trent Boult has already bagged 447 wickets in the international career. Picking up three more wickets, Boult will become the fourth New Zealand bowler to take 450 international wickets.
i) In the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup, New Zealand right-arm pacer Lockie Ferguson has taken 18 wickets. It is the joint most wickets for a New Zealand right-arm bowler in a single CWC edition. Another right-arm pacer Tim Southee took 18 wickets in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Ferguson is one wicket away to create a new record in this list.
i) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has scored 5,982 runs in the international career. He is 18 runs away to complete his 6,000 international runs.
i) In this 2019 Cricket World Cup, England cricketer Jonny Bairstow has scored 496 runs. Scoring four more runs, Bairstow will be the second English cricketer to score 500 runs in a single CWC edition. In the ongoing CWC edition, Joe Root became the first English batsman to achieve this feat as he has scored 549 runs.
i) In the ongoing 2019 season, Joe Root has scored 759 runs in 15 ODI innings. The right-handed batsman needs to score 48 more runs to become the most ODI run-scorer as an English batsman in a season. In this list, only Andrew Strauss (806 runs in 2010) and Jonathan Trott (797 runs in 2010/11) are ahead from Root.
i) The right-arm pacer Liam Plunkett has taken 198 wickets in the international career. He needs to pick up two more wickets to complete his 200 international wickets.
i) English leg-spinner Adil Rashid has already bagged 11 wickets in Cricket World Cup career. Meanwhile, the former off-spinners Eddie Hemmings and Vic Marks are England’s most CWC wicket-taker as a spinner as both picked up 13 CWC wickets. Rashid is three wickets behind to surpass Hemmings and Marks.