Thursday, September 7, 2023

Ben's Record Against New Zealand

With the home ODI’s starting tomorrow, let’s look back at Ben’s record against New Zealand in England.

After reversing his decision to retire from ODI’s, Ben was named in the squad to face the Black Caps in preparation for the ICC World Cup.

Now selected as a specialist batter, Ben has previously played on eight occasions against New Zealand.

Ben’s last ODI appearance in 2019 will live long in the memory.

After hitting 84* in a pulsating tied World Cup Final, Ben reappeared for the Super Over to set-up England’s unforgettable victory over New Zealand.

We must go back to June 2015 for Ben’s first home appearances against New Zealand. Playing in all five ODI’s, he totalled 142 runs. This includes his 47 ball 68 in the third game at the Ageas Bowl.

The next time, Ben encountered New Zealand was in the ICC Championship Trophy. In a match played in Cardiff, England took the win with Ben scoring 48.

Moving on to 2019 and prior to that Lord’s Final, Ben scored 11 in England’s 119 run World Cup group win over the Black Caps.

Added together, Ben currently has 283 runs (excluding the World Cup Super Over) against New Zealand from 8 home innings.

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