New Zealand vs Australia T20I series 2020-21 – 5th T20I

New Zealand vs Australia T20I series 2020-21

5th T20I:

Fifth and last but the deciding T20I of the Trans-Tasman T20I series of 5 T20I matches between New Zealand and Australia is going to be played at the Sky Stadium, Wellington on March 7th 2021.

Australia Tour of New Zealand History:

The teams completed 13 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 4 times, 1 out of the victories was a tie, which the team won in one over eliminator, whereas the opponent won 9 times. 

The most consecutive winning streak for the New Zealand team was just 2 T20Is from 2021 to 2021.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team was 2 T20Is from 2010 to 2018 and from 2021 to 2021.

The most consecutive 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 LLWWL.

New Zealand’s Backyard:

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 9 times. out of them, the New Zealand team received victory just thrice, one of the victories was in one over eliminator in tied game, and defeated 6 times.

The teams played 7 matches as part of the bilateral series. New Zealand won the 3 games, and Australia won 4 outings.

The most consecutive winning streak for the New Zealand team was 2 T20Is from 2021 to 2021.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team was 2 T20Is from 2021 to 2021.

The most consecutive winning streak for the Australian team was 2 T20I between 2005 to 2010, 2018 to 2021 and 2021 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Australian team was 5 T20Is from 2005 to 2021.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Australia in New Zealand are LLWWL.

New Zealand vs Australia T20I series 2020-21 – 4th T20I

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (New Zealand) and second rank (Australia) team. The host is 18 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

If 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.

In case, 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 LLWWL.

The Visiting Team:

If 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.

In case, 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 WWLLW.

The Final Outing:

The result of the 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 and promote by 1 rank in the position, and the visitors will lose 2 points with losing 1 position in the rankings. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 1 point without having any change in the rankings, and the host will lose 1 point without having any change in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Wellington shows the weather would be pretty windy with isolated thunderstorms in the initial part of the game but mostly sunny in the later part of the match, Rain may hit as the precipitation would be from 24% to 34% initially, but later it would be around 10%. The temperature would be 18 to 19 Celsius. The wind would be between 18 – 35 km/h. The wind speed would decrease and the temperature would be almost steady as the match progresses.

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 10 times out of 14 matches, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 4 times and lost 5 times, with a tie, in which the team lost in one over eliminator.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, won once and lost thrice.

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

Overall, 5 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 9 times, including a one over eliminator after a tied game.

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

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 7 times out of 14 games, and the team won thrice and lost 4 times, though one of the lost was in a tied game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue, while winning the toss, are LL*WWL.

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

The first batting team won the matches 7 times including the tied game. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won the match 7 times.

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

Score:

The lowest defended total was 156 runs in 2021, and the highest successful chase 160 runs in 2014.

The first inning lowest total 105 runs in 2018 and the highest total was 219 runs in 2019. For the second inning, the lowest total was 101 runs (completed innings) in 2016 and the highest total was 184 runs in 2018.

The batting average of the first innings is 24.15 and 21.17 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just thrice at the venue. The home team lost all 3 matches and the visitors won thrice.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The host has an above average record at the venue, as the team won 8 times and lost 6 times including a tied game, whereas, the visiting team has an excellent record, as the team won all 3 played games.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue are LLL*WW.

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The home side would go with H. Bennett in place of K. Jamieson.

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

Australia:

The visiting team may go with the winning XI.

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

*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.