New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series 2020 -21 – 1st T20I

New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series 2020-21

1st T20I:

First meeting of the series of three T20I matches between New Zealand and Pakistan is going to be played at the Eden Park, Auckland on December 18th 2020.

Pakistan Tour of New Zealand History:

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

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand against Pakistan are LLWDW.

When touring New Zealand by the West Indian team, this is going to be a forth series. The home team won twice, and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand against Pakistan in New Zealand are LWW – -.

The teams completed 21 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 8 times and lost 13 times.

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 9 times. The host won 5 times. The visitors won 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Pakistan in New Zealand are LLWWW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank team (New Zealand) and forth rank team (Pakistan) team. The host is 17 points behind the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points without impacting the team position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with unaffected position.

If the team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margin, the team will earn 5 points with no impact on rankings.

If the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will neither earn nor lose either the points or the position. In case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team will earn 3 to 4 points without impacting on position.

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 points with unaffected ranking.

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

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If the visiting will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 4 points with no improvement in position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points with no impact on position.

If the team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeat, then the team will lose 4 points but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margin, the team will earn 3 points with unaffected ranks.

If the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team may earn 1 points or possibility of neither earn nor lose either the points or the ranks.

Drawing the series will cause the team losing 1 point with no improvement in position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan are WWWWL.

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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, and the visitors will lose 2 points as well with unaffected position. On the other hand, in case of reverse result, the visitors will gain 2 points and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose just 1 point with no change in position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Auckland shows the weather would be partly cloudy initially then may become mostly sunny and clear later. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, and there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 18-20 Celsius. The wind would be between 14 to 18 km/h during the match. The speed of wind 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 13 times out of 22, and the selection favors the teams, as the teams won 7 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 WWWLL.

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, 10 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 WLWWL.

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 16 times out of 22 times, and the teams won just 6 times and lost 10 times.

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

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 13 times, including those three tied games.

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

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 24.86 and 23.38 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 just once, whereas the visiting team won twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Pakistan at the venue are LLW – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has an extremely poor record at the venue, and won just 8 matches including one tie out of 22 encounters and lost 14 times including two ties. Whereas, the visiting team won twice and lost just once in 3 encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are WLLLL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue are WWL – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

It’s interesting to see the host will come with three pace two spin combination or two pace three spin. Though, the team has one pace batting all-rounder.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Seifert, M. Guptill, D. Conway, G. Phillips, M. Chapman, J. Neesham, M. Santner, S. Kuggeleijn, D. Bracewell / T. Astle, I. Sodhi, B. Tickner / J. Duffy

Pakistan:

The visitors have three spin all-rounders, so the team would go with three pace bowlers. The team may chose one pace all-rounder or a specialist batsman in place of him.

Pakistan Eleven: H. Ali, A. Shafique, S. Khan, M. Hafeez, K. Shah, M. Rizwan, I. Ahmed / F. Ashraf, I. Wasim, W. Riaz, H. Rauf, S. Afridi

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