Australia tour of Pakistan 2021-22 Test Series – 1st Test

Australia tour of Pakistan 2021-22 Test Series

Pakistan vs Australia Test series 2021-22

1st Test:

First Test of the 3 match series between Pakistan and Australia is going to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi starting from March 4th 2022.

Pakistan vs Australia History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the twenty sixth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 7 times. Whereas the opponent won 13 times. 5 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 13 series in a span of 21 years, from 1978-79 to 2010, where Pakistan won 4 times and Australia won 9 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Australia was 1 series (7 times) in 1956-57, in 1979-80, in 1982-83, in 1988-89, in 1994-95, in 2014-15 and in 2018-19.

The longest undefeated streak for Pakistan against Australia was 3 series from 1976-77 to 1981-82.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against Pakistan was 6 series from 1995-96 to 2010.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against Pakistan was 7 series from 1995-96 to 2014-15.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against Australia are LWLWD.

Matches:

The teams completed 66 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 15 times, whereas the opponent won 33 times with 18 draws. 

The teams played 19 consecutive tests without any draw from 1999 to 2018, in which Pakistan won 3 times and Australia won 16 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Australia was 4 matches from 1981 to 1983.

The longest undefeated streak for Pakistan against Australia was 5 matches from 1990 to 1995.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against Pakistan was 13 matches from 1999 to 2010.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against Pakistan was 16 matches from 1998 to 2010.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against Australia are LLWDL.

Australians as Visitors:

Series:

When Australians were visitors, the teams met to play bilateral series 12 times, out of them, the host won 7 series and the visitors won thrice. 2 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 6 series in a span of 20 years, from 1979–80 to 2010, where Pakistan won 4 series, whereas Australia won 2 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Australia was 4 series from 1979-80 to 1998-99.

The longest undefeated streak for Pakistan against Australia was 5 series from 1964-65 to 1998-99.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against Pakistan was 2 series from 1998-99 to 2010.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against Pakistan was 3 series from 1998-99 to 2014-15.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against Australia are WWDLL.

Matches:

When Australia visited, the teams faced each other 29 times. Out of them, Pakistan received victories 11 times and Australia won 7 times with 11 draws.

The teams played consecutive 7 tests without any draw from 2002 to 2018, in which Pakistan won 3 games whereas Australia won 4 matches.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Australia was 4 matches from 1982 to 1988.

The longest undefeated streak for Pakistan against Australia was 14 matches from 1959 to 1998.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against Pakistan was 4 matches from 2002 to 2010.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against Pakistan was 7 matches from 1998 to 2010.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against Australia are WDWWW.

Pakistani Backyard:

Series:

When touring Pakistan by Australia, the teams met to play bilateral series 8 times, out of them, the host won 5 series and the visitors won twice. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 5 series in a span of 42 years, from 1979–80 to present, where Pakistan won 4 series, whereas Australia won 1 time.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Australia was 4 series from 1979-80 to 1998-99.

The longest undefeated streak for Pakistan against Australia was 5 series from 1964-65 to 1998-99.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against Pakistan was 1 series (twice) in 1959-60 and in 1998-99.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against Pakistan was 2 series from 1959-60 to 1979–80.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against Australia are LWWWW.

Matches:

On the soil of Pakistan, the teams faced each other 20 times. Out of them, Pakistan received victories 7 times and Australia won 3 times with 10 draws.

The teams played consecutive 7 tests without any draw from 2002 to 2018, in which Pakistan won 3 games whereas Australia won 4 matches.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Australia was 4 matches from 1982 to 1988.

The longest undefeated streak for Pakistan against Australia was 14 matches from 1959 to 1998.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against Pakistan was 2 matches from 1959 to 1959.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against Pakistan was 5 matches from 1994 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against Australia are DDLDD.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (Pakistan (93)) and first rank (Australia (119)) teams. The host is 26 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 441 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 145 times and lost 134 times. 162 outings were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 9 points with a couple (2) of positions in the ranking, while becoming the table toppers. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 3 points without any impact in the ranking.

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

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 6 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will gain 3 points without any impact in the ranking.

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

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The Visiting Team:

The team completed 839 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 398 times and lost 226 times. 2 games concluded as a tie. 213 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 4 points without any impact in the ranking, as being the table toppers. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 11 points with a couple (2) of positions in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 2 points without any impact in the ranking, as being the table toppers. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 9 points with a couple (2) of positions in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 8 points with a couple (2) of positions in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will lose 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are WDWWW.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Rawalpindi shows the weather would be pretty sunny on the first day, mostly cloudy on the second day and last day, cloudy on the third day, but thunderstorms would be expected on the fourth day. there would be extremely less chance of rain for the first, second and last day, as the precipitation percentage would be below 1% to 3%. The precipitation percentage on the third day is 24% with less chance of rain, but 78% on the fourth day with an extremely high chance of rain. The temperature would be between 22 to 24 degree Celsius. The speed of wind would be between 14 to 25 kmph.

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 4 times in 11 games, where the selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the the teams won once and lost also once with 2 draws.

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

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The teams never lost a match after choosing to bat first since 1998.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 5 times and lost 1 time with a (1) draw.

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

The teams never lost a match after choosing to field first since 1993.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 4 matches from 1997 to 2019.

The longest streak of a draw at the venue was 1 match (thrice) in 1994, in 1997 and in 2019.

The first batting team won the matches 2 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 6 times with 3 draws.

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

Home team never won the game while chasing, till date.

Overall, 6 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 2 times with 3 draws.

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

The teams never lost an outing after winning the toss since 1998.

Home Side:

Particularly, for Pakistan, the team won the toss 7 times in 11 games. The team won 4 times and lost once with 2 draws.

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

The host never lost a game after choosing to field first, till date.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue, while losing the toss, are DLLW -.

The visiting side never lost the outing after winning the toss since 1993.

The foreign team never choose to bat after winning the toss since 2004.

The visiting team never won a game after choosing to field first, yet.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 239 in 1993, and the highest successful chase 220 in 2000.

The first innings lowest total was 182 in 2000, and the highest total was 521 runs in 1994. For the second inning, the lowest total was 201 runs in 2021, whereas the highest was 600 runs in 2004. For the third inning, the lowest total was 139 runs in 1997, whereas the highest was 537 runs in 1994. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 187 (completed innings) in 1993, whereas the highest was 274 runs in 2021.

The batting average of the first innings is 33.04 and 41.00 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 26.25, and 23.96 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 2 times at the venue. The home side is still searching for the win. The visiting team won once with a (1) draw.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has a good record at the venue, as the team won 5 times out of 11 played games and lost 3 times with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue are WWDLL.

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has an extremely good record, as the team won once and never lost, yet with a (1) draw.

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Pakistan:

The home side comes with a spinner and two pacers, as a team has a bowling all-rounder with spin.

Pakistan Eleven: A. Shafique, I. ul Haq, A. Ali, B. Azam, F. Alam, M. Rizwan, I. Ahmed, S. Khan, N. Ali, S. shah Afridi, N. Shah

Australia:

The team comes with 3 pacers and a spinner, as the team has two batting all-rounders, one with pace and the other with spin.

Australia Eleven: U. Khawaja, D. Warner, M. Labuschagne, S. Smith, T. Head, C. Green, A. Carey, P. Cummins, M. Starc, N. Lyon, J. Hazlewood

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

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

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