England’s month-long tour of New Zealand will commence on November 1st as both teams clash off in the first game of the 5-match T20I series. The New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is missing this series due to an injury and Tim Southee is named as his replacement. The Eoin Morgan-led team will feature in a limited-overs fixture for the first time since winning the World Cup at home. They will be looking to figure out their T20I squad for the T20 World Cup to be played next year.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 5-match T20I series between New Zealand and England:
2 – This series between New Zealand and England is only 2nd 5-match series in the T20I format. Vanuatu featured in a 5-match T20I series at the start of October on their tour of Malaysia.
5 – England won each of their last five matches in the T20I format since losing the home series against India. New Zealand, on the other hand, won five of the seven T20Is in 2019.
5-1 – Captaincy record of Tim Southee in the T20I format. New Zealand’s defeat in the last T20I against Sri Lanka was Southee’s first loss as captain in this format having won each of the first five T20Is.
10-5 – England leads the head to head record in T20Is against New Zealand having won 10 matches. The Kiwis won only five while another game ended without a result. However, both the teams won four matches apiece in the last nine T20I meetings. Ross Taylor has a unique distinction of featuring in all the 16 ENG-NZ T20I matches.
10.88 – Trent Boult’s bowling economy rate in T20Is against England is the 2nd worst for any bowler in this format against an opponent. (Min: 100 balls bowled) In five T20Is against the English team, Boult has taken seven wickets conceding 196 runs in the 18 overs he bowled.
17.08 – Ross Taylor’s T20I batting average of 17.08 against England is the lowest for any player against an opponent in T20I cricket. (Min: 200 runs) Taylor aggregated 205 runs from 14 innings against England with the best score of 44.
47 – Number of wickets for Chris Jordan in the T20I format. He needs three more wickets to become the 3rd player with 50 T20I wickets for England after Stuart Broad (65) and Graeme Swann (51).
93 – Number of sixes Colin Munro has hit in the T20I cricket thus far. He needs 7 more maximums to become the 2nd player from New Zealand and the 4th player overall to hit 100 T20I sixes.
112 – Dawid Malan has scored fifties in both the T20Is he played against New Zealand. He recorded scores of 59 and 53 against the Kiwis during the Trans-Tasman Tri-series in 2018.
6000 – Eoin Morgan (5993) needs seven more runs to become the 4th player from England to complete 6000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Ross Taylor (5858) is also 142 runs away from becoming the 3rd New Zealand player with 6000 T20 runs.
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