World Cup: West Indies v Zimbabwe — five match facts


Five match facts for Tuesday’s World Cup Pool B game between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval, Canberra

– West Indies have won their last seven one-day internationals against Zimbabwe and all five of their World Cup meetings.

– Chris Gayle is the leading run-scorer in ODIs between these teams, with 1,317 runs in 28 innings. His average of 57.3 is his highest against Test-playing nation.

– Gayle averages just 14.9 in 17 ODI innings in Australia, reaching double figures only twice in his last nine innings.

– West Indies’ Andre Russell (80.2%) has the highest boundary run percentage in ODIs between Test-playing nations since January 2014, minimum 100 balls faced.

– Against the United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor took his run aggregate in World Cups from 2003 onwards to 344 runs, more than any other Zimbabwe batsman. (AFP)