England vs New Zealand Test series 2021 – 2nd Test

England vs New Zealand Test series 2021

2nd Test:

Second and last Test of the 2 match series between England and New Zealand is going to be played at the Edgbaston, Birmingham from June 10th 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 5times. 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 the 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 106 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 48 times, whereas the opponent won just 11 times with 47 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 DDLDL.

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 55 times. out of them, England received victory 30 times and defeated just 5 times with 20 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 DLWWW.

England vs New Zealand Test series 2021 – 1st Test

Points and Rankings:

The series is a 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 DLLLW.

New Zealand:

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 8 points and 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 DWWWW.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Birmingham shows the weather would be mix and match for all 5 days, cloudy on the first day, mostly cloudy on the second day, partly cloudy on the third day, mostly sunny on the fourth day and partly cloudy on the last day. There is a very less chance of rain throughout the game, as the precipitation percentage would be between 7% and 15%. The temperature would be between 22-27 Celsius. The wind would be between 9 – 18 km/h.

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 37 times out of 52 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 19 times and lost 18 times with 15 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 6 times and lost 5 times, with 4 draws.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 8 matches between 1974 to 1986.

Overall, 19 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 18 times with 15 draws.

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

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 29 times in 52 games. The team won 15 times and lost 5 times with 9 draws.

The home team lost the test match, after winning the toss, last time in 2008.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 18 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 19 times, with 15 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 151 in 1981, and the highest successful chase 281 in 2008.

The first inning lowest total was 72 runs in 2010, and the highest total was 633 runs in 1979. For the second inning, the lowest total was 30 runs in 1924, whereas the highest was 710 runs in 2011. For the third inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings) in 1995, whereas the highest was 583 runs in 1957. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 91 runs (completed innings) in 1963, whereas the highest was 283 runs in 2008.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.61 and 33.87 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.17, and 27.94 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 4 times at the venue. The host won all 4 games, whereas the visitor team is still searching for the first victory.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won 28 times out of 52 played games and lost 9 times with 15 draws. Whereas, the visiting team never won, yet and lost 4 times.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

England:

The home side would go with the 3 pacers and a spinner, due to the spin expectation on the last two days.

England Eleven: R. Burns, D. Sibley, Z. Crawley, J. Root, O. Pope, D. Lawrence, J. Bracey, C. Overton, J. Leach, S. Broad, J. Anderson

New Zealand:

The visiting team would face a couple of forced changes of injured K. Williamson and M. Santner and may try W. Young and A.Patel or R. Ravindra.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, D. Conway, W. Young, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, B. Watling, C. de Grandhomme, M. Henry, K. Jamieson, A. Patel, T. Boult

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

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