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

New Zealand vs Australia T20I series 2020-21

1st T20I:

First T20I of the Trans-Tasman T20I series of 5 T20I matches between New Zealand and Australia is going to be played at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on February 22nd 2021. The teams are going to play the first ever series with more than three games (5 matches).

Australia Tour of New Zealand History:

This is going to be the fifth bilateral series between the teams, The host never won the series yet. Whereas the opponent won thrice. 1 series resulted in a draw. Last time, the series was played between the teams was in 2009-10, though, the teams played t20I games in the T20 World Cups and a try T20I series in 2017-18.

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand against Australia are DLLL -.

When touring New Zealand by the Australian team, the teams met to play bilateral series twice, out of them, the host never won the series yet, and the visitors also won once. 1 series resulted in a draw.

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

The teams completed 9 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won just twice, 1 out of the wins, the team won in one over eliminator in tied game, whereas the opponent won 7 times. 

The longest winning streak for the New Zealand team was just 1 T20I between 2016 to 2018.

The extensive streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team was 2 T20Is from 2010 to 2018.

The longest winning streak for the Australian team was 4 T20Is between 2005 to 2010.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Australian team was 5 T20Is from 2005 to 2016.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Australia are LLLWW*.

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 5 times. out of them, the New Zealand team received victory just once, which was in one over eliminator in tied game, and defeated 4 times.

The teams played thrice matches as part of the bilateral series. New Zealand won the tied game, and Australia won twice.

The longest winning streak for the New Zealand team was 0 T20Is.

The extensive streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team was 1 T20Is from 2010 to 2018.

The longest winning streak for the Australian team was 2 T20I between 2005 to 2010 and 2018 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Australian team was 5 T20Is from 2005 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Australia in New Zealand are LLW*LL.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (New Zealand) and second rank (Australia) team. The host is 24 points behind the visitors.

In case, the host will win the series by 5-nil, then the host will earn 11 points and will get increment by 1 rank in the rankings, but in case of losing the series with 5 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in rankings.

If the host will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 9 points and will get increment by 1 rank in the rankings, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in rankings. 

If the host will win the series by 3 wins, then the host will earn 7 to 8 points and will get increment by 1 rank in the rankings, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 0 to 2 points with no change in rankings. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 0 to 1 point with no change in rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 to 6 points and will get increment by 1 rank in the rankings. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 1 to 3 points with no impact on the position, but if the team will lose the series by 1-0 then only the team will lose just a point (1 point) without getting impacted in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 3 to 5 points and may get increment by 1 rank in the rankings. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 to 3 points without any impact in the position.

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

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In case, the visiting team will win the series by 5-nil, then the team will earn 4 points and be the table topper, but in case of losing the series with 5 defeats, then the team will lose the 12 points with 1 rank down in the position.

If the visiting team will win the series by 4-nil, then the team will earn 3 points and be table topper, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 10 points with 1 rank down in the position. 

If the visiting team will win the series by 3 wins, then the team will earn 1 to 3 points but no improvement in the rankings, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 8 to 9 points with losing 1 rank in the position. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 to 7 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 to 6 points and may lose 1 position in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will lose 2 to 3 points with no impact in rankings, but if the team will win the series by 1-0, then only the team will earn 1 point without getting impacted in the position. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 to 3 points with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are WLLWL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Christchurch shows the weather would be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy throughout the match, but there is almost no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 2% to 3%. The temperature would be between 18-21 Celsius. The wind would be between 8 – 17 km/h. The wind speed and the temperature will decrease as the match progresses.

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened once in an only played match, and the selection favored the team, as the teams won the game.

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

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

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

Overall, once the teams won the toss, won the matches and never lost, yet.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team never won the toss, yet.

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 L – – – -.

The first batting team never won the matches, yet. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match once.

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

The lowest defended total was not recorded, yet, and the highest successful chase 154 in 2019.

The first inning lowest total / highest total was 153 runs in 2019. For the second inning, the lowest total / highest was 154 runs in 2019.

The batting average of the first innings is 30.60 and 51.33 is for the second innings.

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 Australia at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has a poor record at the venue, and the team never won till date and lost once. Whereas, the visiting team will play the first outing.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side would go with the 1 spinner and 3 pacers combination, as the team have an all-rounder of spin bowling and a batting all-rounder of pace bowling.

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

Australia:

The visiting team would like to go with the same combination of 3 pacers and a spinner, as the team has a spin bowling all-rounder and an all-rounder of pace bowling. The team has another bowling option as a spin batting all-rounder.

Australia Eleven: A. Finch, J. Philippe, M. Wade, G. Maxwell, M. Stoinis, M. Marsh, A. Agar, J. Richardson, K. Richardson, A. Zampa, J. Behendorff

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.
*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.