Cricket World Cup 2019: Blackcaps campaign by the grounds

Ross Taylor dismissed by Bangladesh at Cardiff Wales Stadium
Blackcaps players stand during the New Zealand national anthem. Photo credit: Photosport

The Blackcaps play at a variety of venues around the UK during the round-robin stages of Cricket World Cup 2019.

Here's a quick dive into their history at each ground, as well as some trivia.

Cardiff Wales Stadium
Blackcaps v Sri Lanka, June 1

NZ record: Six games, three wins, three losses

Last appearance: Five-wicket defeat to Bangladesh, 2017

Highest total: England 342/8 against Australia, June 2018

Scores over 300: 10 times

Captain Kane Williamson enjoys playing at the ground, averaging 56.75 over four appearances.

Bangladesh players celebrate Neil Broom's dismissal at Cardiff Wales Stadium.
Bangladesh players celebrate Neil Broom's dismissal at Cardiff Wales Stadium. Photo credit: Photosport

Former NZ seamer Kyle Mills has the second-best bowling figures - 4/30 against England in June 2013.

No-one has ever taken five wickets in an innings there.


The Oval, London
Blackcaps v Bangladesh, June 6

NZ record: Seven games, three wins, four losses

Last appearance: Thirteen-run victory over England, June 2015

Highest total: New Zealand 398/5 against England, June 2015

Scores over 300: 19 times

The Blackcaps played the USA in a Champions Trophy game at The Oval in 2004, romping to a 210-run victory. Batting coach Craig McMillan plundered 64 off 27 balls, including seven sixes.

The Oval in London
The Oval in London. Photo credit: Photosport/AP

Ross Taylor slugged an unbeaten 119 against England in 2015, while Williamson added 93.

New Zealand's won four of their last six ODIs against 'The Tigers'.


County Ground, Taunton
Blackcaps v Afghanistan, June 9

NZ record: The Blackcaps have never played there

Highest total: India 373/6 against Sri Lanka, May 1999

Over 300: Two times

The home of Somerset hasn't seen much international cricket. In fact, it has not hosted an ODI this century.

The venue staged one-day internationals during the 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

County Ground Taunton
County Ground Taunton. Photo credit: Photosport/AP

New Zealand's only played one ODI against Afghanistan - a six-wicket win during the last World Cup in Napier.


Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Blackcaps v India, June 13

NZ record: Seven games, two wins, five losses

Last appearance: Seven-wicket loss to England, June 2015

Highest total: England 481/6 against Australia, June 2018

Over 300: Nine times

England love the home advantage Trent Bridge offers, racking up huge scores of 481 and 444 at the ground.

Trent Bridge in Nottingham
Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Photo credit: Photosport

Strangely enough, Williamson doesn't mind having a bowl there, completing 13 overs across two ODIs at the ground.


Edgbaston, Birmingham
Blackcaps v South Africa, June 19
Blackcaps v Pakistan, June 26

NZ record: 10 games, three wins, three losses, four no results

Last appearance: No result (rain) against Australia, June 2017

Highest total: England 408/9 against New Zealand, June 2015

Over 300: Six times

Kiwi Glenn Turner has the highest score at the ground - 171 not out against East Africa in 1975.

Williamson averages 81.50 across three matches there, while Trent Boult's played two games, taking five wickets.

Edgbaston in Birmingham
Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photo credit: Photosport

Resurgent all-rounder Jimmy Neesham played in New Zealand’s last appearance at Edgbaston.


Old Trafford, Manchester
Blackcaps v West Indies, June 23

NZ record: Seven games, one win, four losses, one no result, and one abandoned

Last appearance: Abandoned, without a ball being bowled against England, June 2004

Highest total: Sri Lanka 318/7 against England, June 2006

Over 300: Three times

Old Trafford doesn't hold good memories for New Zealand. They've got a poor record there, including a nine-wicket loss to Pakistan at the 1999 World Cup semi-finals.

Old Trafford, Manchester
Old Trafford, Manchester. Photo credit: Photosport/AP

It's not what you'd call a run-fest venue - the average score is 175.2 across the last five ODIs, while Sri Lanka were bowled out for 67 in 2014.


Lord's, London
Blackcaps v Australia, June 30

NZ record: Four games, three wins, one abandoned

Last appearance: Five-wicket win over England, May 2013

Highest total: England 333/4 against India, June 1975

Over 300: Seven times

Lord's in London
Lord's in London. Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand's never lost at Lord's, although their highest score at the ground is only 266.

Martin Guptill hit an unbeaten 103 last time he played there.


Riverside, Durham
Blackcaps v England, July 3

Record: Three games, one win, two losses

Last appearance: Three-wicket loss to England, June 2015

Highest total: England 314/4 against Australia, June 2018

Over 300: Three times

When New Zealand last played England at Riverside, Guptill and Williamson made half-centuries, while Mitchell Santner took three wickets. Central Districts left-armer Andrew Mathieson made his only ODI appearance in that game.

Riverside Durham
Riverside Durham. Photo credit: Photosport/AP

The Blackcaps have a 51.6 percent winning percentage against England over 89 matches.

*Stats correct as of May 14 2019

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