New Zealand tour of India 2021-22 Test Series – 2nd Test

India vs New Zealand Test series 2021-22

2nd Test:

Second and last Test of the 2 match series between India and New Zealand is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai starting from December 3rd 2021.

New Zealand tour of India 2021-22 Test Series – 1st Test

India vs New Zealand History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the twenty-second bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 11 times. Whereas the opponent won 6 times. 4 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 6 series in a span of 18 years, from 2003-04 to present, where the India team won 4 times and New Zealand team won twice.

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

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

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

The longest undefeated streak for New Zealand against India 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 61 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 21 times, whereas the opponent won 13 times with 27 draws. 

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

The consecutive winning streak for India against New Zealand was 3 matches from 1968 to 1969, from 2010 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2020.

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

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against India was 3 matches from 2020 to 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for New Zealand against India was 5 matches from 1995 to 1999 and from 1999 to 2009.

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

Indian Backyard:

Series:

When touring India by New Zealand, the teams met to play bilateral series 11 times, out of them, the host won the series 9 times and the visitors never won the series, yet. 2 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 27 years, from 1976-77 to 2003-04, where India won all 4 series.

The consecutive winning streak for India against New Zealand was 4 series from 1976-77 to 2003-04.

The longest undefeated streak for India against New Zealand was 11 series from 1955-56 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against India was 0 series, yet.

The longest undefeated streak for New Zealand against India was 1 series in 1969-70 and in 2003-04.

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

Matches:

On the soil of India, the teams faced each other 35 times. Out of them, India received victory 16 times and New Zealand won twice only with 17 draws.

The teams played consecutive 6 tests without any draw from 2010 to 2021, in which India won all 6 games.

The consecutive winning streak for India against New Zealand was 6 matches from 2010 to 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for India against New Zealand was 18 matches from 1988 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against India was 1 match in 1969 and in 1988.

The longest undefeated streak for New Zealand against India was 5 matches from 1999 to 2010.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the second rank (India (119)) and first rank (New Zealand (126)) team (almost a perfect series). The host is just 7 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 556 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 164 times and lost 171 times. 1 game resulted in a tie. 220 outings were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 7 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 4 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the rankings.

In case of drawing the series, the team will gain 1 point without any impact in the rankings.

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

The Visiting Team:

The team completed 450 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 107 times and lost 175 times. 168 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 5 points without any impact. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 7 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 3 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will lose 1 point without any impact in the rankings.

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

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Mumbai shows the weather would be pretty cloudy for the first three day and pretty sunny on the last two days. No rain would be expected throughout the match, as the precipitation percentage would be between 5% to 18% for all 5 days. The temperature would be between 28 to 31 degree Celsius. The speed of wind would be between 12 to 17 kmph.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 20 times out of 25 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 9 times and lost 6 times with 5 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won twice and lost once with 2 draws.

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

The visiting team never lost a game after chasing fielding first.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 5 matches from 2000 to 2011, though the test in 2011 was drawn with the scores level.

The longest streak of a draw at the venue was 2 matches from 1977 to 1979 and from 1986 to 1988.

Overall, 11 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 7 times with 7 draws.

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

Particularly, for India, the team won the toss 15 times in 25 games. The team won 8 times and lost 4 times with 3 draws.

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

The home side never lost the game, after losing the toss and being sent to field, after 1988, though the opponent was New Zealand, only.

The home side never lost the toss from 1979 to 1984.

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

The home team lost the game, after losing the toss, in 2001, last time.

The first batting team won the matches 10 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 8 times, with 7 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 107 in 2004, and the highest successful chase 163 in 2000.

The first innings lowest total was 104 in 2004, and the highest total was 604 runs in 1975. For the second inning, the lowest total was 157 in 2002, whereas the highest was 631 runs in 2016. For the third inning, the lowest total was 113 runs in 2000, whereas the highest was 333 runs in 1994. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 93 runs (completed innings) in 2004, whereas the highest was 266 runs in 1994.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.93 and 35.68 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 23.51, and 20.04 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. India won once, whereas New Zealand also won once.

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

The teams won the toss, won the match in those two encounters.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has a good record at the venue, and won 11 times out of 25 played games and lost 7 times with 7 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are WWLDL.

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has an average record, as the team won once and lost once, as well, out of 2 outings.

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

India:

The home side would like to go S. Bharat in place of W. Saha, if the latter will not be fit for the play. The team may leave out M. Agarwal to give place to V.Kohli. The team may include M. Siraj in place of I. Sharma.

India Eleven: S. Gill, S. Bharat, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, A. Rahane, R. Jadeja, R. Jadeja, A. Patel, U. Yadav, M. Siraj

New Zealand:

The team may go with N. Wagner in place of W. Somerville.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, W. Young, K. Williamson, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, T. Blundell, R. Ravindra, K. Jamieson, T. Southee, N. Wagner, A. Patel

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

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