New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series 2020 -21 – 3rd T20I

New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series 2020-21

3rd T20I:

Third and final meeting of the series of three T20I matches between New Zealand and Pakistan is going to be played at McLean Park, Napier on December 22nd 2020.

Pakistan Tour of New Zealand History:

The teams completed 23 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 10 times and lost 13 times.

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 11 times. The host won 7 times. The visitors won 4 times.

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

 

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

 

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank team (New Zealand) and forth rank team (Pakistan) team. The host is 8 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 WWWWL.

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 LLWWW.

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 a reverse result, the visitors will gain 1 point and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose 2 points with no change in position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Napier shows the weather would be mostly cloudy throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 5% to 10% as of now, and there would be extremely low chances of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 18-21 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 to 9 km/h during the match. The speed of wind and temperature would decrease with the match progress.

McLean Park, Napier

Toss and Pitch:

Teams choses to field first after winning the toss, which happened once out of 2 games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team lost the game.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, never won the match but lost the one.

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

Overall, None of the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost both played games. Once more, win toss lose match ground.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss just once out of 2 times, and the teams never won, and lost the game.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches just once. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won once.

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

The lowest successfully defended total was 241. And the highest successful chase 142. Interesting to see, if the target will be set in between. 

The first inning lowest total was 141 in 2017, and the highest total was 241 runs in 2019. For the second inning, the lowest total was 165 in 2019, whereas highest was 143 runs in 2017.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.72 and 22.00 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other twice at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has an average record at the venue, and won once out of 2 encounters and lost the other one. Whereas, the visiting team never played any game, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are LW – – -.

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The host would prefer to go with same XI.

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

Pakistan:

The team might go with some changes in dead rubber and may give chance to S. Ahmed in place of M. Rizwan and M. Hasnain in place of of W. Riaz.

Pakistan Eleven: H. Ali, A. Shafique, S. Khan, M. Hafeez, K. Shah, S. Ahmed / M. Rizwan, F. Ashraf, I. Wasim, M. Hasnain / 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”.