New Zealand vs West Indies T20I series 2020 -21 – 3rd T20I

New Zealand vs West Indies T20I series 2020-21

3rd T20I:

Third and final meeting of the series of three T20I matches between New Zealand and West Indies is going to be played at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on November 30th 2020.

West Indies Tour of New Zealand History:

The teams completed 15 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won all 9 times, including one win through bowl out rule in the tied game and lost 5 times in eluding two one over eliminator in the tied games with 1 without any result.

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 10 times. The host won 8 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 the West Indies in New Zealand are WWWWW.

New Zealand vs West Indies T20I series 2020 -21 – 2nd T20I

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank team (New Zealand) and tenth rank team (West Indies) team. The host is 19 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, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 3 points but will have no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 point with unaffected ranking.

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

If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 7 points and jump to 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, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will neither gain 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 positions.

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

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

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Mount Maunganui shows the weather would be light rainy throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 75% to 85% as of now, and there would be higher chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 18 Celsius. The wind would be between 19 to 23 km/h during the match. The speed of wind would decrease and temperature would be steady with the match progress.

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Cricket aerial pix. New Zeland v West Indies. Photo Ross Brown – Bruce Barnard.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 8, but the selection didn’t favor the teams, at all, as the teams never won after selecting the fielding first and lost 4 times, one match was called off without any result.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won all 3 matches and never lost, till date.

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

Overall, thrice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 4 times.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss just once out of 7 times, and the teams won the game.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, never won the match, yet.

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

The lowest defended total was 163. And there is no highest successful chase at the venue, till date. 

The first inning lowest total was 163, and the highest total was 243 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 124, whereas highest was 179 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 41.61 and 19.01 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. The host won twice, whereas the visiting team won is still searching for the first victory. The other game was called off without any result.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has a good record at the venue, and won 5 matches out of 8 encounters and lost twice. Whereas, the visiting team is looking for the first win at the place.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side may go with some changes.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Seifert, M. Guptill, D. Conway, G. Phillips, D. Mitchell, J. Neesham, M. Santner, S. Kuggeleijn, D. Bracewell, I. Sodhi, L. Ferguson

West Indies:

The visitors would ask H. Walsh in place of K. Paul.

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

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.