New Zealand vs West Indies T20I series 2020 -21 – 1st T20I

New Zealand vs West Indies T20I series 2020-21

1st T20I:

First meeting of the series of three T20I matches between New Zealand and West Indies is going to be played at the Eden Park, Auckland on November 27th 2020. The teams will play the second bilateral T20I series, which contains more than two matches.

West Indies Tour of New Zealand History:

This is going to be the seventh bilateral series between the teams. The host won thrice, while visiting team won just once. The remaining two were concluded into draw.

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand against West Indies are WDWLD.

When touring New Zealand by the West Indian team, this is going to be a fifth series. The home team won thrice, and one was concluded as draw. The visiting team is still searching for the first series win on the land.

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand against West Indies in New Zealand are WWDW -.

The teams completed 13 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 7 times, including one win through bowl out rule in the tied game and lost 5 times including two one over eliminator in the tied games with 1 without any result.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against West Indies are WWLWW.

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 8 times. The host won 6 times including one victory through bowl out rule in the tied game. The visitors won just one, which was in one over eliminator in the tied game, in 2008.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against West Indies in New Zealand are WWWWW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank team (New Zealand) and ninth rank team (West Indies) team. The host is 13 points ahead of the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 4 points without impacting the team position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with one position down. In case of the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 3 points but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will neither earn nor lose either the points or the ranks. Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 points with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand are LLLLL.

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If the visiting will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 7 points and jump on the sixth position from ninth, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 4 points with one position down. In case of the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will neither earn nor lose either the points or the ranks. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 3 points, and jump on the 7th rank from 9th. Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 points with improving the ranking by 2 position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies are WWWLL.

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The result of the first match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team will gain 2 points with no change in position, but the visitors will lose just 1 point with one position down. On the other hand, in case of reverse result, the visitors will gain 3 points and get improvement in rankings by 2 position, and the host will lose 3 points with no change in position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Auckland shows the weather would be mostly cloudy thought the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 5% to 20% as of now, and there would be extremely less chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 16-18 Celsius. The wind would be between 25 to 29 km/h during the match. The speed of wind would fluctuate and temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Eden Park, Auckland

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 12 times out of 21, and the selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the teams won 6 times after selecting the fielding first, though two victory in the tied games, one through the bowl out rule and one through the one over eliminator, and lost 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWLLL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches only thrice and lost 6 times, including one defeat in the over eliminator in the tied game.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLLW.

Overall, 9 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 12 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWWLL.

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 15 times out of 21 times, and the teams won just 5 times and lost 10 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLLL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue, while losing the toss, are LLWLW.

The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 12 times, including those three tied games.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLLLW.

The lowest defended total was 165. And the highest successful chase 244. 

The first inning lowest total was 115 in 2006, and the highest total was 243 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 107, whereas highest was 245 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 24.81 and 22.93 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. The host won twice, including one win through bowl out rule in the tied game, whereas the visiting team won just once in the one over eliminator in the tied game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against West Indies at the venue are WLW – -.

T20I History at Venue:

The home side has an extremely poor record at the venue, and won just 7 matches including one tie out of 21 encounters and lost 14 times including two ties. Whereas, the visiting team won just once and lost twice in 3 encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue are LLLLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue are LWL – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side could pick two debutants and go for three quicks and two spin combination.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Seifert, M. Guptill, D. Conway, R. Taylor, D. Mitchell / G. Phillips, J. Neesham, M. Santner, T. Southee, K. Jamieson, I. Sodhi, L. Ferguson

West Indies:

The visitors would also introduce a debutant and may go with pace spin combination.

West Indies Eleven: A. Fletcher, B. King, N. Pooran, S. Hetmyer, R. Powell, K. Pollard, K. Paul, F. Allen, K. Mayers / K. Williams, S. Cottrell, H. Walsh

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means Draw in “last five Series results”.