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West Indies in New Zealand's pace den

New Zealand fast bowlers have dominated oppositions at the Wellington Regoinal Stadium in recent years

Shiva Jayaraman
Tim Southee is pumped after having Warner lbw for 34, New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland, February 28, 2015

Tim Southee has taken 21 wickets in only six ODIs at the Wellington Regional Stadium  •  AFP

4-6 New Zealand's win-loss record against West Indies in their last 10 completed ODIs. However, four of those six defeats came abroad. New Zealand have a 3-2 win-loss record at home in their last five ODIs against West Indies.
3-3 New Zealand's win-loss against West Indies in World Cups. The only time they met each other in a knockout scenario was in the 1975 semi-final when West Indies beat New Zealand by five wickets.
6 Times teams that batted first were bowled out by New Zealand in the last 10 day/night matches at Wellington Regional Stadium. Pakistan's 210 was the highest among the six innings, the other five were wrapped up under 150 and New Zealand won all six matches.
20.00 The New Zealand fast bowlers' bowling average in ODIs at Wellington Regional Stadium since 2010, their best for any ground on condition of two or more matches played. New Zealand have taken three four-wicket hauls and two five-fors in seven matches at this venue in the last four years.
12.00 Tim Southee's bowling average in ODIs at Wellington Regional Stadium - the third-best for anyone with at least 20 wickets. Southee has taken 21 in six ODIs, including two five-fors and one four-wicket haul. Southee took 7 for 33 against England during his last match here.
29.16 New Zealand's batting average in overs 11 to 35 in this World Cup; among the top teams only England have done worse. New Zealand have lost a wicket every 35 balls in these middle overs, which is the worst rate for any team in this World Cup after Scotland. Besides the match against Bangladesh when New Zealand made 135 for 1 between 11 and 35 overs, their scores in this period have been 71 for 5 against Scotland, 80 for 5 against Australia, 119 for 4 against Sri Lanka and 111 for 3 against Afghanistan.
New Zealand innings progression - World Cup 2015
Runs Run-rate Wkt Ave
 First-10 overs  465  7.75  11  42.27
 overs 11 to 35  525  4.98  18  29.16
 Overs >=36  242  8.06  6  40.33
15 Wickets taken by West Indies in the mandatory Powerplay in this World Cup - the most by any team. Their bowlers have averaged 16.13 in the first 10 overs, nearly four points less than their closest rivals, New Zealand. West Indies' economy of 4.03 is also among the best for any team for the period under consideration. They haven't been as effective in the middle overs though (11.1 to 34.6) - 14 wickets at 58.85 - and their economy of 5.72 is the worst in this World Cup after Scotland's 5.91.
West Indies bowling in this World Cup
Phase of innings Wkt Eco Ave SR
 Mandatory Powerplay  15  4.03  16.13  24.00
 Middle overs (11 to 40)  21  5.93  50.38  50.90
 Last-10 overs  11  8.00  20.36  15.27
5.78 Daniel Vettori's bowling average against batsmen in the current West Indies squad. He has taken nine wickets from 133 balls and has conceded just 52 runs, an economy of 2.35. He's also dismissed West Indies' openers five times in 71 balls.
Daniel Vettori v West Indies batsmen
Batsman Wkts Conc Ave Eco SR
 Denesh Ramdin  3  3  1.00  0.81  7.33
 Dwayne Smith  3  11  3.66  3.66  6.00
 Chris Gayle  2  27  13.50  3.05  26.50
 Jerome Taylor  1  2  2.00  0.66  18.00
58.28 Ross Taylor's strike rate in this World Cup; He has made109 runs in six innings at an average of 27.25 with one half-century. The last time a New Zealand batsman scored 100-plus runs in a World Cup at a lower strike rate was in 1999 and the culprits were Craig McMillan, Matt Horne and Chris Harris. Taylor has hit 441 runs against West Indies at an average of 44.10, though his last five innings against them have produced just 108.
4 Times Jerome Taylor has taken three or more wickets in a match in this World Cup. He is one of the two bowlers to do so, the other being India's Mohammed Shami, who has four such hauls in seven games. Taylor has taken 14 wickets at an average of 18.35.
135 Runs scored by Chris Gayle the last time he played in an ODI against New Zealand in New Zealand, which was back in 2009. However, his nine innings before that had produced only 176 at an average of 22.00. Gayle is the top run-scorer for West indies against New Zealand with 852 runs at 38.72.
100 Runs added by West Indies' opening partnership in six matches in this World Cup. Their highest has been 33 by Johnson Charles and Dwayne Smith in their last match against UAE. In contrast, New Zealand's first wicket has added 354 runs at 59.00 with two century partnerships in six innings. Smith hasn't done well in this World Cup as an opener scoring only 93 runs in six innings. Charles - the other option at the top in West Indies' squad - has scored only 71 runs in seven innings against New Zealand.

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