The inaugural match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be held on Thursday, October 5th, according to Indian Standard Time, featuring the defending champions, England, and New Zealand, who have reached the finals in the previous two editions. This contest is anticipated to be thrilling, given the formidable squads of both teams.
New Zealand ODI Head-to-Head Record:
When it comes to the historical head-to-head record in ODIs, England and New Zealand have squared off 95 times, engaging in closely contested matches. England clinched victory in 45 games, New Zealand won 44, while there were 4 ties, and 2 matches concluded without a result.
In the context of their encounters specifically within the ODI World Cup, New Zealand holds the advantage. In the 10 matches played between them in this prestigious tournament, New Zealand emerged victorious in 5, England secured 4 wins, and one match resulted in a tie.
This upcoming game provides a chance for the creation of numerous records. Let’s explore what those records could be.
Boult 200 Wicket
Trent Boult is just 3 wickets away from reaching the 200-wicket milestone in ODIs. To date, only four New Zealand bowlers have achieved this feat: Kyle Mills (240), Tim Southee (214), Chris Harris (203), and Chris Cairns.
Root 1000 Run
Joe Root is on the verge of becoming the first English cricketer to reach 1000 runs in ODIs against New Zealand. He requires just 29 more runs to achieve this milestone. Currently, Root has scored 271 runs in 25 innings against the Kiwi team.
Buttler 5000 Run
Jos Buttler is 177 runs away from reaching the 5000-run mark in ODIs. If he accomplishes this feat, he will become the fifth English player to achieve it, joining the ranks of Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ian Bell, and Paul Collingwood. Currently, Buttler has amassed 4823 runs in 142 innings in ODIs.
Stoke 300 Wicket and 10,000 Runs
In this match, Ben Stokes has the chance to reach two significant milestones simultaneously. Scoring 139 runs will make him the 13th English player to reach the 10,000-run mark in international cricket. Furthermore, he is just 3 wickets short of reaching 300 international wickets.