New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series 2020 -21 – 2nd T20I

New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series 2020-21

2nd T20I:

Second meeting of the series of three T20I matches between New Zealand and Pakistan is going to be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton on December 20th 2020.

Pakistan Tour of New Zealand History:

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

The teams completed 22 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 9 times and lost 13 times.

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 10 times. The host won 6 times. The visitors won 4 times.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank team (New Zealand) and forth rank team (Pakistan) team. The host is 13 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 a margin of 2 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points but have no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margins, the team will earn 5 points with no impact on rankings.

If the team will lose the series with a margin of 1 defeat, then the team will neither gain 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 WWWLL.

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

If the team will lose the series with a 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 gain 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 LWWWW.

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 3 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 a reverse result, the visitors will gain 1 point and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose just 1 point with no change in position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Hamilton shows the weather would be partly cloudy initially then may become mostly sunny and mostly 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 15-22 Celsius. The wind would be between 5 to 18 km/h during the match. The speed of wind and temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times out of 10, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won just once after selecting the fielding first, and lost 5 times, though one of the defeats was in super over in a tied game.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches only once and lost thrice.

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

Overall, twice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 8 times including one super over defeat. It looks win toss lose match ground.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss just thrice out of 10 times, and the teams won just once, which was an inaugural game in 2008, and lost twice including one tied game.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 6 times including one super over victory. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 4 times.

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

The lowest successfully defended total was 185, though, the team could defend 179, but the match was tied and the first batting team won in super over. And the highest successful chase 201. 

The first inning lowest total was 78 in 2010, and the highest total was 212 runs in 2019. For the second inning, the lowest total was 137 (completed innings) in 2013, whereas highest was 208 runs in 2019.

The batting average of the first innings is 29.04 and 33.53 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. The host won both the games, whereas the visiting team is still searching for the first victory.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won 7 matches out of 10 encounters and lost just thrice including one tie. Whereas, the visiting team never won and lost both the games.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The host would come up with three pace and a spin combination, as the team has a couple of pace batting all-rounders.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Seifert, M. Guptill, K. Williamson, D. Conway, G. Phillips, J. Neesham, D. Mitchell, S. Kuggeleijn, T. Southee, T. Boult, I. Sodhi

Pakistan:

Although, having defeat in the first outing, the visitors would like to go with the same XI.

Pakistan Eleven: H. Ali, A. Shafique, S. Khan, M. Hafeez, K. Shah, M. Rizwan, 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”.