22 Jul / 2019(570)…CWC2019 Team Review – New Zealand

New Zealand Performance Review

 

This might sound inappropriate but New Zealand team were lucky to be in the semi-finals!.

As the tournament progressed their NNR (Net run rate)was going down. This along with their batting strike rate and boundary rate. It was after their close win against West Indies things started to slide down for them. Their bowling too was effected, as their RUN-RATE fluctuated, scoring rate started to rise.

One might argue that teams do tend to taper their performance at end of tournament, or those who start with great form tend to dip towards the end of the tournament. However apart from New Zealand it didn’t not happened to England, India or Australia. For NZ it was a sharp fall. Hence they were lucky to be in semi-finals!!.

I have split the below stats in two tables :

  • First 5 games (one was abandoned)
  • Subsequent 4 games (before qualifying for SF)

Here is match-wise list of their performance.

 

Here is their KPI of these two phases of their WC

 

 

First 5 games Batting Indicators Subsequent 4 games (before qualifying for SF) 

 

5 Mts 4

4

Won

1

0 Lost 3
1 Abandoned 0
803 Runs 871
17 Wkts 34
144 Overs 188.4

47.24

Avg

25.62

5.59

R/o

4.36

51.00

St.Rate

33.29

48.79 Scoring rate 43.99
32.76 Singles 31.18
38.18 Lesser 37.37
10.61 Boundary rate 6.63
1.39 % Mdn 5.31
37.6 % L 4 58.92
15.32 % C 4 36.62
18.11 % C 6+ 11.68
43.87 % 6+ 31.85

 

 

…here is how batsmen performed in these two periods.

Apart from Martin Guptill, even batsmen  like Grandhomme, Latham, and Nicholls failed to deliver in both phases.

 

 

Batsmen Tournament Ins Runs  Balls Runs/inns Scoring rate/100 balls Boundary rate/100 balls 
Williamson First 5 games 4 225 310 56.25 47.42 6.45
Williamson Next 4 games 4 256 313 64.00 46.96 8.31
Guptill First 5 games 4 133 125 33.25 47.20 15.20
Guptill Next 4 games 4 33 65 8.25 26.15 6.15
R Taylor First 5 games 4 131 146 32.75 50.00 10.96
R Taylor Next 4 games 4 130 200 32.50 43.50 5.50
C Munro First 5 games 4 113 110 28.25 48.18 15.45
C Munro Next 4 games 2 12 18 6.00 27.78 11.11
Grandhomme First 5 games 4 75 62 18.75 61.29 14.52
Grandhomme Next 4 games 4 83 93 20.75 49.46 9.68
Neesham First 5 games 4 48 69 12.00 39.13 8.70
Neesham Next 4 games 4 153 184 38.25 52.72 5.98
Latham First 5 games 4 14 27 3.50 40.74 3.70
Latham Next 4 games 4 84 123 21.00 47.97 4.07
Santner First 5 games 4 19 17 4.75 64.71 11.76
Santner Next 4 games 4 39 69 9.75 31.88 4.35
Nicholls First 5 games Dnp Dnp Dnp Dnp Dnp Dnp
Nicholls Next 4 games 2 8 20 4.00 10.00 10.00

 

 

 

Team bowling analysis

 

First 5 games Bowling Indicators Subsequent 4 games (before qualifying for SF) 

 

5 Mts 4
4 Won 1
0 Lost 3
793 Runs 1075
36 Wkts 31
22.03 Avg 34.68
3.98 R/o

5.40

28.25 St.Rate 38.35
41.00 Scoring rate 45.67
27.43 Singles 28.85
32.84 Lesser 35.07
8.16 Boundary rate 10.60
4.75 % Mdn 2.52
52.82 % L 4 46.44
29.67 % C 4 22.72
8.30 % C 6+

18.17

30.86 % 6+ 41.39

 

Here is how their bowlers started being less effective…

Interestingly we can see inconsistency bowling from their strike bowlers, but lot of consistency showed by non-regular ones. For instance Ferguson being their strike bowler had a great first 5 games, compare to his next 4 games… and for Boult it was the opposite.

 

Bowling Tournament Inns Balls Runs Wkts R/o %mdn % C 4 % L 4
Ferguson First 5 games 4 215 158 11 4.41 8.37 33.49 58.60
Ferguson Next 4 games 3 170 158 6 5.58 0 17.65 35.29
Boult First 5 games 4 235 185 4 4.72 0 35.74 43.40
Boult Next 4 games 4 240 185 11 4.63 5 20.00 50.00
               
Grandhomme First 5 games 4 144 100 4 4.17 4.17 45.83 62.50
Grandhomme Next 4 games 4 90 74 1 4.93 6.67 6.67 40
M Henry First 5 games 4 205 160 7 4.68 5.85 23.41 52.68
M Henry Next 4 games 3 156 155 3 5.96 0.00 26.92 50
Neesham First 5 games 3 91 76 6 5.01 6.59 26.37 52.75
Neesham Next 4 games 4 149 124 5 4.99 4.03 32.21 48.32
Santner First 5 games 3 126 91 3 4.33 4.76 28.57 71.43
Santner Next 4 games 4 198 187 1 5.67 5.67 24.24 51.52
Williamson First 5 games DNB DNB DNB DNB DNB DNB DNB DNB
Williamson Next 4 games 2 90 64 2 4.27 4.27 26.67 66.67

 

 

Statistical Analysis

 ODIs – 11

Won – 6

Lost – 4 (including tied match)

Abandoned -1

 

KPI comparison of (WC-2019) v/s Recent(pre WC -2019)

Below table clearly suggests their batting dropped considerably. This is due to the fact all their 2019 matches before WC was played at home!.

Here is comparison of their WC 2019 Performance v pre WC 2019 performance.

World Cup 2019   Pre World Cup (in 2019 )
Batting Bowling Indicators Batting Bowling
32.42 27.13 Avg 39.86 29.63
4.95 5.01 R/o 5.96 5.36
39.29 32.49 St. Rate 40.10 33.15
45.86 43.05 Scoring Rate 52.06 44.54
7.89 9.07 Boundary rate 10.90 10.07
51.77 51.32 L 4 44.89 41.90
37.01 35.97 6 + 15.18 13.02

 

 10-over phases(bat v bowl)

Here is a 10-over breakdown on their batting and bowling progress. Featuring 6 indicators, including exclusively 6 plus R/o for batting and L 4(4 or less R/o) for bowling.

If we look at their overall performance (11 games ) then their bowling was decent, but it was their batting that never took off!.

Batting Wkts Avg R/O St.Rate Scoring Rate Boundary rate % 6 + R/o % < =4 R/o
(0-10) 14 28.29 4.40 38.57 33.33 9.63 31.11 58.89
(11-20) 8 49.00 4.53 64.88 44.32 6.74 27.75 60.12
(21-30) 5 76.80 4.79 96.20 49.90 6.24 38.67 51.14
(31-40) 13 26.15 4.70 33.38 48.62 6.22 35.94 55.30
(41-50) 19 21.11 7.31 17.32 61.40 11.85 62.01 25.53
Bowling Wkts Avg R/O St.Rate Scoring Rate Boundary rate % 6 + R/o % < =4 R/o
(0-10) 14 31.00 4.82 38.57 33.15 11.67 36.67 54.44
(11-20) 13 30.54 4.41 41.54 39.26 7.78 30.00 56.67
(21-30) 16 26.50 4.73 33.63 41.26 8.18 32.34 53.53
(31-40) 11 35.73 4.92 43.55 48.02 7.31 32.57 55.11
(41-50) 23 19.17 6.53 17.61 57.78 10.62 51.85 32.59

 

Partnerships Avg(Bat v Bowl) with No.century stands(in bracket)

 

Batting Partnerships –

Their partnerships revolved around their captain Kane Williamson.  He held the fort in every match and almost batted till the end of their innings. His total time at the crease in this WC was for 254.4 (59.02%  of team’s total overs) and during that period NZ manage to score 1229 Runs(57.05 % of team’s total runs).

 

 

 

Batting Partnerships against New Zealand

As I mention above their overall performance slipped. Teams started posting substantial total before SF and that is due to some 100 plus partnerships from top order. Interestingly though, of these 6 century stands none came in first 5 games (SL, BAN, AFG & SA) and 4 came in next 4 games, and then 1 each in semis, and finals.

Batting WC – Partnerships v/s New Zealand
29.80 (1) 1st wkt 31.60 (1)
57.22 (1) 2nd wkt 27.50
43.22 (1) 3rd wkt 32.20 (1)
17.13 4th wkt 28.00 (1)
33.25 5th wkt 35.80 (1)
44.25 (1) 6th wkt 21.11 (1)
11.75 7th wkt 34.89 (1)
7.83 8th wkt 13.13
7.20 9th wkt 11.63
9.00 10th wkt 11.00

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