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

New Zealand vs Pakistan Test series 2020-21

2nd Test:

Second and last meeting of the series of 2 Test matches between New Zealand and Pakistan is going to be played at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on January 2nd 2021.

Pakistan Tour of New Zealand History:

The teams competed in 59 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won only 13 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 59 games).

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

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

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 32 times. The host won 8 times. The visitors won 10 times. 14 games concluded as a draw.

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

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

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 margins, the team will earn 3 points and possibly become table topper.

If 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 and 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 WWWWW.

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

If the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 1 point but have 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 LDDLW.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Christchurch shows the weather would be mixing from mostly sunny to cloudy during the match. The first and fourth day would be partly cloudy, second day would be mostly sunny, third day would be cloudy and the final day would be mostly cloudy. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 20%, and so there would be extremely less chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 19-22 Celsius. The wind would be between 20 to 24 km/h, except on the third day, when the wind exception would be 14 km/h.

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened all 7 times. The selection favored the teams, as the teams won 4 times and lost twice with 1 draw and 1 cancelled test (excluded).

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, never happened, yet.

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

Overall, 4 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost twice.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 4 times out of 7 played games. The team won thrice with a draw, and never lost after winning the toss, yet.

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

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

The first batting team won the match twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 4 times.

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

The lowest defended total was 659 runs in 2018. And the highest successful chase was 201 runs in 2016. 

The first inning lowest total was 133 runs in 2016 and the highest total was 441 runs in 2014, and the second inning lowest total was 104 runs in 2018 the highest total was 505 runs in 2016. For the third inning, the lowest total was 124 in 2020 and the highest total was 584 in 2018, and the fourth inning lowest total was 236 (completed innings) runs in 2018 the highest total was 256 runs in 2018.

The batting average of the first innings is 28.00 and 25.91 is for the second innings. For the third inning is 34.07 and 41.10 is for the fourth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just once at the venue. The host won the outing, the visiting team is looking for the first victory at the place.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won 5 times out of 7 played games and lost just once with 1 draw. Whereas, the visiting team got just 1 chance to have an outing at the venue, which the team lost.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side will go with one forced change of injured N. Wagner and may include M. Henry in the place. The rest of the team would be the same.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, T. Blundell, K. Williamson, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, B. Watling, M. Santner, K. Jamieson, T. Southee, M. Henry, T. Boult

Pakistan:

Though having defeat in the first test, the visiting team would prefer to go with the same XI.

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”.