ICC ODI World Cup 2023: South Africa vs New Zealand Stats Preview – Check out interesting stats and facts

South Africa will face New Zealand in their upcoming match of ODI World Cup 2023 in Pune which will be very crucial game for the Kiwis to confirm their spot in semi-finals. The Tom Latham-led side are coming after two back-to-back losses against India and Australia respectively. South Africa have been dominating this World Cup while batting first in this tournament but in the run-chases, they struggled to win against Pakistan and also lost to Dutch by 38 runs.

Numbers and stats ahead of SA vs NZ game:

2 – Trent Boult needs 2 more wickets to pick a total of 50 wickets in ODI World Cup.

Most wickets in ODI World Cup:

Glenn McGrath – 71

Muralitharan – 68

Lasith Malinga – 56

Mitchell Starc – 56

Wasim Akram – 55

Chaminda Vaas – 49

Trent Boult – 48

3 – Lockie Ferguson needs 3 more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 100 wickets in his ODI career.

5 – New Zealand have defeated South Africa in the last five ODI World Cup meetings consecutively.

New Zealand vs South Africa in last five ODI WC meetings:

New Zealand win by 9 wickets in Johannesburg, 2003

New Zealand win by 5 wickets in St. George’s, 2007 (Super Eights)

New Zealand win by 49 runs in Mirpur, 2011 (Quarterfinals)

New Zealand win by 4 wickets in Auckland, 2015 (Semi-finals)

New Zealand win by 4 wickets in Birmingham, 2019

Last time South Africa defeated New Zealand in an ODI World Cup game was way back in 1999.

9 – Will Young needs 9 more runs to complete 1000 runs in his ODI career.

Fastest to complete 1000 runs for New Zealand (by innings batted):

Devon Conway – 22

Glenn Turner – 24

Daryl Mitchell – 24

Andrew Jones – 25

Will Young has scored 991 runs in his ODI career from 27 innings.

26 – Daryl Mitchell needs 26 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs in this calendar year (2023).

Most ODI runs in 2023:

Shubman Gill – 1334

Pathum Nissanka – 1108

Rohit Sharma – 1056

Daryl Mitchell – 974

Virat Kohli – 966

55 – Quinton de Kock needs 55 more runs to create a record for scoring most runs in a single WC edition for South Africa.

Most runs for South Africa in a single ODI World Cup edition:

Jacques Kallis – 485 in 2007

AB de Villiers – 482 in 2015

Graeme Smith – 443 in 2007

Quinton de Kock – 431 in 2023

Peter Kirsten – 410 in 1992

56 – Tom Latham needs 56 more runs to complete 4000 runs in his ODI career.

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