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

New Zealand vs Pakistan Test series 2020-21

1st Test / Boxing Day Test:

First meeting of the series of 2 Test matches between New Zealand and Pakistan is going to be played at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on December 26th 2020.

Pakistan Tour of New Zealand History:

This is going to be the twenty forth bilateral series between the teams. The host won just 4 times, while visiting team won 13 times. The remaining six were concluded into draw.

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

When touring New Zealand by the Pakistan team, this is going to be a fourteenth series. The home team won just twice, and lost 7 times with 4 draws.

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

The teams competed 58 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won only 12 times and lost 25 times with 21 draws. 1 match was abandoned (1989) and 1 was cancelled (2002) (these two are not included in the 58 games).

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

The teams played 11 consecutive matches without draw in spam of 12 years (1989 to 2001).

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 31 times. The host won 7 times. The visitors won 10 times. 14 games concluded as draw.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the second rank team (New Zealand) and seventh rank team (Pakistan) team. The host is 30 points ahead of the visitors.

If the home team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 8 points and may downgrade by 1 position. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margin, the team will earn 3 points with possibly become table topper.

In case, the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 6 points and possibly downgrade by 1 position. In case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team will earn 2 points with possibly become table topper.

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 points with possibly downgrade of one rank.

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

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If the visiting team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margin, the team will earn 10 points with possibly upgrading in rankings by 2 position.

In case, the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 1 point but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team may earn 8 points with possibly upgrade by 2 ranks.

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 4 points with no impact in position.

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

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Mount Maunganui shows the weather would be mixing from sunny to thunderstorm during the match. The first day would be sunny and expected thunderstorm on the afternoon of the second day, third and fifth day would be partly cloudy and forth one would be mostly sunny. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 20% except second day, where the percentage would be 80% and high chance of rain, and so there would be extremely less chance of rain during the match on those four days. The temperature would be between 18-22 Celsius. The wind would be between 14 to 28 km/h during the match.

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which never happened, yet.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, never won the matches, yet and lost once, in only played game.

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

Overall, none the teams won the toss, won the matches, yet and lost once.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team didn’t win the toss in the played game.

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

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

The first batting team didn’t win the match, yet. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match.

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

The lowest defended total was not applicable, yet. And the highest successful chase also was not applicable, yet. As the team won the match by an inning, so the 4th inning wasn’t needed in the game. 

The first inning lowest / highest total was 353 in 2018, and the second inning lowest / highest total was 615 runs in 2018. For the third inning, the lowest / highest total was 197 in 2018.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.30 and 68.33 is for the second innings. For the third inning, 19.70.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other 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’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won in only played game by an inning. Whereas, the visiting team never got a chance to have outing at the venue, yet.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side would go for the pace attack and may pick M. Santner as fifth bowling option and 7th batsman.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, T. Blundell, K. Williamson, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, B. Watling, M. Santner / D. Mitchell, K. Jamieson, T. Southee, N. Wagner, T. Boult

Pakistan:

The visiting team would go with three pacers and a medium pace all-rounder, but interesting to see that the team will go with Y. Shah or the fourth pacer.

Pakistan Eleven: S. Masood, A. Ali, A. Ali, F. Alam, H. Sohail, M. Rizwan, F. Ashraf, Y. Shah / S. Khan, S. Afridi, M. Abbas, N. Shah

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