New Zealand and Pakistan will face each other on this Wednesday (26th June) at Edgbaston (Birmingham) in the 33rd match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Both teams have already played six matches. However, unbeaten New Zealand has won five matches (one match had no result) and Pakistan has won only two matches (lost thrice and one had no result) in this CWC edition.
Before this 33rd game of this 2019 CWC, here we are with some vital statistical preview of this encounter.
Teams’ recent ODI form
New Zealand (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won and Won
Pakistan (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): No result, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Lost and Won
ODI records at Edgbaston (Birmingham)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (106 matches): New Zealand won 48 ODIs; Pakistan won 54 ODIs (1 tie and 3 no results)
At neutral venues (37 matches): New Zealand won 14 ODIs; Pakistan won 22 ODIs (1 no result)
In England (4 matches): New Zealand won 1 ODI; Pakistan won 3 ODIs
At Edgbaston, Birmingham (1 match): New Zealand won 1 ODI; Pakistan won 0 ODIs
In the World Cup (8 matches): New Zealand won 2 ODIs; Pakistan won 6 ODIs
In the last ten matches: New Zealand won 8 ODIs; Pakistan won 1 ODI (1 no result)
i) Kiwi captain Kane Williamson has scored 5,927 ODI runs. With 73 more runs, Williamson will become the sixth New Zealand batsman to score 6,000 ODI runs.
i) Senior cricketer Ross Taylor has already scored 1,068 ODI runs against Pakistan. Scoring 23 more runs, Taylor will surpass Stephen Fleming (1,090 runs) and will become the leading ODI run-scorer for New Zealand against Pakistan.
i) Opener Martin Guptill has scored 942 runs in Cricket World Cup. He is 58 runs behind to complete his 1,000 CWC runs. After Stephen Fleming (1,075 runs), Guptill will be the second Kiwi batsman to score 1,000 CWC runs.
i) Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has scored 2,971 ODI runs. He is 29 runs away to complete his 3,000 ODI runs.
i) Experienced cricketer Shoaib Malik has already taken 98 ODI catches. With two more catches, Malik will become the fourth Pakistan non-wicketkeeper to take 100 ODI catches.
i) Left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has taken 32 wickets in Cricket World Cup. Only Wasim Akram (55 wickets), Imran Khan (34 wickets) took more CWC wickets for Pakistan than Riaz. In this record, Riaz will surpass Imran Khan by picking up three more wickets.
i) Another left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has picked up 249 international wickets. Another wicket will help him to complete his 250 international wickets.
i) Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who has scored 12,096 international runs, also has taken 246 international wickets. With four more wickets, Hafeez will become the first Pakistan cricketer and fifth overall cricketer to score 12,000 international runs as well as 250 international wickets.
i) The right-arm pacer Hasan Ali has bagged 148 wickets in the international career. He is two wickets away to complete his 150 international wickets.