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

New Zealand vs West Indies test series 2020-21

1st Test:

First meeting of the series of two test matches between New Zealand and West Indies is going to be started at the Seddon Park, Hamilton on December 3rd 2020.

West Indies Tour of New Zealand History:

This is going to be the eighteenth test series between the teams. The host won 7 times, while visiting team won 6 times. The remaining 4 were concluded into draw.

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

When touring New Zealand by the West Indian team, this is going to be a twelfth series. The home team won 5 times, and three were concluded as draw. The visiting team thrice.

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

Last time, the visiting team won the series, while touring New Zealand, in 1994-95.

The teams completed 47 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 15 times and lost 13 times with 19 were concluded as draw.

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 29 times. The host won 12 times. The visitors won just 7 times. The remaining 10 games were concluded as draw.

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

Last time, the visiting team won the match, while touring New Zealand, in 1994-95.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the second rank team (New Zealand) and eighth rank team (West Indies) team. The host is way (36 points) ahead of the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 2-nil, then the host will earn just 1 point with becoming the table topper, and the visiting team will lose 2 points without affecting the position. If the host will win the series by 1-0, then the team will lose 1 point, but staying on the same position, and the visiting team will stay on the same points with same position.

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

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If the series will be concluded as draw, then the host will not only lose 5 points but also lose 1 rank. On the other hand, the visitor will gain 4 points but no change in position.

If the visiting team will win the series by 2-nil, then the winner will earn 10 points with promotion of 1 position, and the opponents will lose 11 points with drop down of 2 ranks. If the visitors will win the series by 1-0, then the team will gain 8 point with promotion of 1 position, and the opposite team will lose 9 points and 2 positions.

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

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Hamilton shows the weather would be rainy for the first and fifth days, cloudy on the third day and partly cloudy on the second and forth day of the match. The precipitation percentage would be very high on first and fifth day as of now, and so, there would be high chance of rain on those days, the remaining days, the precipitation percentage would be comparatively low and so extremely less chance of rain. The temperature would be between 20-22 Celsius. The wind would be between 25 to 40 km/h on the first day and between 15 to 30 km/h on the remaining days.

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 19 times out of 26, and the selection favors the teams, as the teams won 9 times after selecting the fielding first, and lost 5 times with 5 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches thrice and lost just once in 1999. 3 matches were concluded as draw.

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

Overall, 12 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 6 times.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 9 times out of 26 times, and the teams won 7 times and lost just once in 1993. 1 game was resulted into draw in 1994. The team is unbeaten, after winning the toss, since last 26 years and winning streak is 7.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 8 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 10 times.

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

The lowest defended total was 126 in 1993. And the highest successful chase 210 in 2000.

The first inning lowest total was 99 in 2002, and the highest total was 563 runs in 2003. For the second inning, the lowest total was 94 in 2002, whereas highest was 715 run in 2019. For the third inning, the lowest total was 97 in 1999, whereas highest was 511 runs in 2010. And for the forth inning, the lowest total was 93 in 1993, whereas highest was 344 runs in 1991.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.19, and 34.92 is for the second innings, for the third innings 28.96 and 31.69 for the forth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. The host won all three games, whereas the visiting team is still searching for the first victory at the place.

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

Teams’ test History at Venue:

The home side has a very good record at the venue, and won just 12 matches and lost 6 times. Whereas, the visiting team never won, yet. The home team has unbeaten streak at the venue is 7. The team lost a test in 2012, last time.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side would give test cap to W. Young and go with 4 pacers and a spin bowling all-rounder.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, W. Young, K. Williamson, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, T. Blundell, M. Santner, K. Jamieson, T. Southee, N. Wagner, T. Boult

West Indies:

The visitors would also go with 4 pacers with a spin all-rounder.

West Indies Eleven: J. Campbell, K. Brathwaite, D. Bravo, S. Brooks, R. Chase, J. Blackwood, S. Dowrich, J. Holder, A. Joseph, K. Roach, S. Gabriel

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