In the match 3 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand will meet Sri Lanka on Saturday (1st June) at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff). It will be the first game for both these sides in this Cricket World Cup.
Ahead of this match, let’s look at some vital statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
New Zealand (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won
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Sri Lanka (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost and Won (excluded one abandoned match due to rain washout)
ODI records at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (98 matches): New Zealand won 48 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 41 ODIs (1 tied and 8 no results)
At neutral venues (28 matches): New Zealand won 14 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 12 ODIs (1 tied and 1 no result)
In England (4 matches): New Zealand won 3 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 1 ODIs
At Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (1 match): New Zealand won 1 ODI; Sri Lanka won 0 ODIs
In the World Cup (10 matches): New Zealand won 4 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 6 ODIs
In the last ten matches: New Zealand won 7 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 2 ODIs (1 no result)
- Last time, New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup outside New Zealand was in 1983 Cricket World Cup. On 13th June 1983, the Kiwi side beat Sri Lanka by five wickets at Bristol. Since then, they have met six times in CWC outside New Zealand, and Sri Lanka has won all those matches.
i) The right-arm pacer Tim Southee has already picked up 33 wickets in Cricket World Cup. In CWC history, he is the third most wicket-taker as a New Zealand bowler. Their joint leading wicket-takers in this tournament history are Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori with 36 wickets.
i) The left-arm pacer Trent Boult has taken 147 ODI wickets. With three more wickets, he will become the second Kiwi left-arm bowler to take 150 or more ODI wickets. Former Kiwi left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori bagged 297 ODI wickets.
i) This match will be the 50th ODI match for James Neesham.
i) The left-handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has scored 2,990 ODI runs. With ten more runs, Thirimanne will become the 16th Sri Lankan batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs.