England vs New Zealand Test series 2021 – 1st Test

England vs New Zealand Test series 2021

1st Test:

First Test of the 2 match series between England and New Zealand is playing at the Lord’s, London from June 2nd 2021.

England vs New Zealand History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the thirty eighth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 23 times. Whereas the opponent won just 5 times. 9 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 6 series in a span of 15 years, from 1950-51 to 1965-66, where the England team won all 6 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the England team against New Zealand was 6 series from 1950-51 to 1965-66.

The longest streak of undefeated for the England team against New Zealand was 20 series from 1929-30 to 1983-84.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand team against England was 2 series from 1983-84 to 1987-88 and from 2017-18 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team against England was 3 series from 1983-84 to 1990 and from 2015 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against New Zealand are LLDWD.

Matches:

The teams completed 105 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 48 times, whereas the opponent won just 11 times with 46 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 7 tests without any draw from 1951 to 1958, in which, England won all 7 games, from 1987 to 1984, in which, England won 6 times and New Zealand won once, and from 2002 to 2008, in which England won 5 times and New Zealand won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for England team against New Zealand was 7 matches from 1951 to 1958.

The longest streak of undefeated for England team against New Zealand was 47 matches from 1930 to 1978.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand team against England was 2 matches from 2015 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated for New Zealand team against England was 11 matches from 1984 to 1990.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England against New Zealand are DLDLL.

English Backyard:

Series:

When touring England by New Zealand, the teams met to play bilateral series 17 times, out of them, the host won the series 13 times and the visitors won the series twice. 2 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 13 series in a span of 66 years, between 1949 to 2015, where England won 11 series and New Zealand won twice.

The visitors won the series last time, in 1999.

The consecutive winning streak for England team against New Zealand was 6 series from 1958 to 1986.

The longest streak of undefeated for England team against New Zealand was 9 series from 1931 to 1986.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand team against England was just 1 series in 1986 and in 1999.

The streak of undefeated for New Zealand team against England was just 1 series in 1949, 1986, 1999 and 2015.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against New Zealand are DWWWL.

Matches:

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 54 times. out of them, England received victory 30 times and defeated just 5 times with 19 draws.

The teams played consecutive 8 tests without any draw from 1973 to 1986, in which, England won 7 games and New Zealand won once.

The consecutive winning streak for England team against New Zealand was 5 matches from 2008 to 2015.

The longest streak of undefeated for England team against New Zealand was 28 matches from 1931 to 1983.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand team against England was 1 match in 1983, 1986, 1999 (twice) and 2015.

The longest streak of undefeated for New Zealand team against England was 5 matches from 1937 to 1958.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the third rank (England) and second rank (New Zealand) team, almost a perfect series. The host is 11 points behind the visitors.

England:

If the home team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points and gaining 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain 4 points but no impact in the ranks. 

Drawing the series will help the team to gain 1 point without impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England are LLLWW.

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New Zealand:

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 8 points and lose 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 6 points with being the table topper. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 6 points but no impact in the ranks. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 4 points with being the table topper. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 point without impact in the position.

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

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of London shows the weather would be a showery for the last two days (as first three days were already done). There is a high chance of rain for the last two days, as the precipitation percentage would be 61% and 47% for the last two days respectively. The temperature would be between 22-23 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 – 14 km/h.

Lord's, London

 

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 99 times out of 139 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 37 times and lost 26 times with 36 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 13 times and lost 13 times, as well with 14 draw.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 8 matches between 1955 to 1963.

Overall, 50 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 39 times with 50 draws.

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

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 67 times in 137 games. The team won 29 times and lost 11 times with 27 draws.

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

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue, while losing the toss, are DWLLW.

The first batting team won the matches 50 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 39 times, with 50 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 124 in 1888, and the highest successful chase 344 in 1984.

The first inning lowest total was 53 runs in 1896, and the highest total was 654 runs in 1990. For the second inning, the lowest total was 47 runs in 1958, whereas the highest was 729 runs in 1930. For the third inning, the lowest total was 42 runs (completed innings) in 1974, whereas the highest was 537 runs in 2006. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 38 runs (completed innings) in 2019, whereas the highest was 406 runs in 2009.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.97 and 30.97 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 31.00, and 28.08 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 17 times at the venue. The host won 8 times, whereas the visitors won just once with 8 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England against New Zealand at the venue are WWDWL.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a good record at the venue, and won 55 times out of 137 played games and lost 32 times with 50 draws. Whereas, the visiting team won just once and lost 8 times with 8 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are DWWLW.

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

Selecting XI for both the Teams:

England:

The home side went with the 4 pacers including a debutant O. Robinson. The team also introduce wicketkeeper batter J. Bracey.

England Eleven: R. Burns, D. Sibley, Z. Crawley, J. Root, O. Pope, D. Lawrence, J. Bracey, O. Robinson, M. Wood, S. Broad, J. Anderson

New Zealand:

The visiting team would go with 3 pacers and two all-rounders, one with pace and the other with spin.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, D. Conway, K. Williamson, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, B. Watling, C. de Grandhomme, M. Santner, K. Jamieson, T. Southee, N. Wagner

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.