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England v New Zealand: The Stats

Before the crucial Group A match, here are some of the stats between New Zealand and England

England v New Zealand: The Stats - Cricket News
Stuart Broad and Eoin Morgan will be playing their 100th ODI.
England and New Zealand have met 76 times in ODI cricket with New Zealand winning 38 matches and England 32 with two ties and four no-results.

They have met just once in the ICC Champions Trophy with New Zealand winning by four wickets at Johannesburg in 2009 thanks to four wickets for Grant Elliott and 53 from Martin Guptill.

New Zealand won the tournament in 2000.  England reached the final in 2004.  

Lie of the Land  
England has played five ODIs at Cardiff with two wins and three no-results. New Zealand has played three games at the venue, winning all three.

Nine day ODIs have been played at the ground. One been won batting first and six batting second with one tie and one no-result.

In those nine matches, four captains won the toss and chose to bat and five chose to bowl.

The average first innings score is 225.  

Recent ODI form  
England has played 13 ODIs so far in 2013, winning six and losing seven.  It lost to Sri Lanka by seven wickets at the Oval in its second match, having beaten Australia by 48 runs at Edgbaston in first time out.

New Zealand has played 11 ODIs so far in 2013, winning six and losing four with one no-result.  It had a no-result with Australia at Edgbaston second time out, having beaten Sri Lanka by one wicket at Cardiff in its first match.  

Upcoming milestones  
Eoin Morgan and Stuart Broad will be playing their 100th ODI.

Brendon McCullum needs 56 runs to become the third New Zealander to score 5000 ODI runs.  

Reliance ICC Rankings News  
England needs to win to stay third in the Reliance ICC One-Day International Championship.  Lose and it will fall below South Africa into fourth place.  No matter what the result, New Zealand will remain in seventh place.

Jonathan Trott is England’s highest-rated batsman in fourth place with a career-best 788 points.  In his last ten innings he has not made less than 37 – a longer run than anyone has ever managed in ODI history.

Alastair Cook is not far behind him at number eight but he has gone 22 matches without a century.  Ian Bell averages 60.12 in his last nine matches to sit 18th.

Steven Finn is in third place among the bowlers, with James Anderson at number seven thanks to 23 wickets at 17.30 in his last ten matches. 

Graeme Swann has struggled since the start of 2012, with just 14 wickets at 42.78 in 15 matches.

Ross Taylor is again the Kiwi’s leading batsman, currently in tenth place with Martin Guptill’s recent successes in England putting him just behind him. 

Brendon McCullum is also inside the world’s top 15 batsmen.

Kyle Mills bowled superbly in his first two matches and is the Kiwi’s highest bowler in 12th. 

Daniel Vettori’s ten overs against Australia cost just 23 runs and he will be looking to recapture some of the form which saw him top-ranked for 334 matches between 2008 and 2011.

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