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

New Zealand vs West Indies test series 2020-21

2nd Test:

Second and last meeting of the series of two test matches between New Zealand and West Indies is going to be started at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on December 11th 2020.

West Indies Tour of New Zealand History:

The teams completed 48 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 16 times and lost 13 times with 19 draws.

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 30 times. The host won 13 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 WWWWW.

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

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

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 WWWLL.

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 LLLWW.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Wellington shows the weather would be pretty windy for the first day, partly cloudy on the third and forth day and mostly sunny on the second and fifth day of the match. The precipitation percentage would be mostly 0% on the most of the match days except first (15%) and fifth *5) days. As, the precipitation percentage would be very low, so almost nil chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 15-19 Celsius. The wind would be mostly in twenties km/h during the match except first day as the wind would be expected above 50 km/h.

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Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 35 times out of 64, and the selection favors the teams, as the teams won 14 times after selecting the fielding first, and lost 7 times with 14 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches just 5 times and lost 14 times. 10 matches were concluded as draw.

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

Overall, 19 times the teams won the toss, won the matches, but lost 21 times.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 34 times out of 64 times, and the teams won 10 times and lost 11 times, but last time the team lost the match, after winning the toss, in 2009. 13 games was resulted into draw. The team is unbeaten, after winning the toss, since last 11 years and unbeaten streak is 8.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 12 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 28 times.

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

The lowest defended total was 136 in 1978. And the highest successful chase 274 in 2003.

The first inning lowest total was 42 in 1946, and the highest total was 650 runs in 1995. For the second inning, the lowest total was 99 (completed innings) in 2009, whereas highest was 578 run in 2018. For the third inning, the lowest total was 54 (completed innings) in 1946, whereas highest was 680 runs in 2014. And for the forth inning, the lowest total was 64 (completed innings) in 1978, whereas highest was 311 runs in 2008.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.14, and 35.23 is for the second innings, for the third innings 29.60 and 33.85 for the forth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 8 times at the venue. The host won 5 games, whereas the visiting team won twice. Last victory for the visiting team was in 1995. The only match concluded as draw in 1987.

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

Teams’ test History at Venue:

The home side has an average record at the venue, and won 20 matches and lost same number of times (20 times). Whereas, the visiting team won twice.

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

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue are LLLLW.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side would face one forced change for K. Williamson and may include B. Watling.

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

West Indies:

The visitors would face two forced changes for K. Roach and injured S. Dowrich and may include J. da Silva and C. Holder or K. Paul.

West Indies Eleven: J. Campbell, K. Brathwaite, D. Bravo, S. Brooks, R. Chase, J. Blackwood, J. da Silva, J. Holder, A. Joseph, K. Paul / C. Holder, S. Gabriel

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