India vs New Zealand WTC Final 2019-21

India vs New Zealand – WTC 2019 – 21

Final of the World Test Championship:

Final game of the WTC 2019-21 between India and New Zealand is going to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton starting from June 18th 2021.

India vs New Zealand - WTC Final

India vs New Zealand History:

Overall:

Series:

The teams completed 21 test series with each other. India won 11 times, New Zealand won 6 times and the series concluded as a draw 4 times.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 6 series in a span of 13 years, from 2008-09 to present, where the India team won 4 times and New Zealand won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for the India against the New Zealand was 3 series from 1955-56 to 1969-70 and from 2008-09 to 2013-14.

The longest streak of undefeated for the India against the New Zealand was 6 series from 1955-56 to 1980-81.

The consecutive winning streak for the New Zealand against the India was 1 series in 1980-81, 1989-90, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2013-14 and 2019-20.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team against England was 2 series from 1969-70 to 1976-77, from 1989-90 to 1995-96 and from 2002-03 to 2008-09.

Last 5 (completed) series results of India against New Zealand are LWLWW.

Matches:

The teams completed 60 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The India won 21 times, whereas New Zealand won 12 times with 26 draws and 1 abandoned game. 

The teams played 7 consecutive tests without any draw from 1965 to 1969, in which, India won 5 games and New Zealand won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for the India against the New Zealand was 3 matches from 1968 to 1969, from 2010 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2020.

The longest streak of undefeated for the India against the New Zealand was 10 matches from 1955 to 1968 and from 2003 to 2014.

The consecutive winning streak for the New Zealand team against the India was 2 matches from 2002 to 2003 and from 2019 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team against the India was 6 matches from 1995 to 1999.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India against New Zealand are LLWWW.

New Zealand vs India Test series 2020 – 2nd Test

Points and Rankings:

The encounter would be the comparison between the second rank (India) and first rank (New Zealand) team, a perfect game. The India is just 2 points behind the New Zealand.

India:

If the team will lose the match, then the team will lose 1 point without impacting the position. In case of winning the match, the team will gain 3 points with being the table topper.

Drawing the match will help the team to earn 1 point without impacting in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are WWWLW.

India vs England Test series 2020-21 – 4th Test

New Zealand:

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points and 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the match, the team will earn 3 points with staying the table topper.

Drawing the match will create no impact either on the points or on the rankings.

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

England vs New Zealand Test series 2021 – 2nd Test

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Southampton shows the weather would be rainy for the all 6 days. There is a high chance of rain for all days, as the precipitation percentage would be more than 65% (between 66% to 85%) for the first 5 days and 56% on the 6th day. The temperature would be between 16-19 Celsius. The wind would be between 17 – 24 km/h.

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 6 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won twice and lost once with 2 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team neither won nor lost, till date, with a (1) draw.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 3 matches between 2014 to 2020.

Overall, twice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost once with 3 draws.

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

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 5 times in 6 games. The team won twice and lost once with 2 draws.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match once, with 3 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 245 in 2018, and the highest successful chase 200 in 2020.

The first inning lowest total was 184 runs in 2011, and the highest total was 583 runs in 2020. For the second inning, the lowest total was 273 runs (completed innings) in 2018, whereas the highest was 377 runs in 2011. For the third inning, the lowest total was 205 runs (declared) (completed innings) in 2014, whereas the highest was 334 runs in 2011. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 178 runs in 2014, whereas the highest was 200 runs in 2020.

The batting average of the first innings is 36.76 and 32.32 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 39.69, and 21.61 is for the fourth innings.

Test 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 at the place.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The India has an extremely poor record at the venue, and never won out of 2 played games and lost both the times. Whereas, the New Zealand will play the first game at the ground.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

India:

The team would go with the 3 pacers, as the team has two all-rounders with spin.

India Eleven: R. Sharma, S. Gill, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Pant, R. Jadeja, R. Ashwin, I. Sharma, J. Bumrah, M. Shami

New Zealand:

The team would go with 3 pacers and a spinner or 4 pacer, as the team has an all-rounder with pace.

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

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

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