New Zealand tour of England 2022 Test series – 1st Test

New Zealand tour of England 2022 Test Series

England vs New Zealand Test series 2022

1st Test:

First Test of the 3 match series between England and New Zealand is going to be played at the Lord’s, London starting from June 2nd 2022.

England vs New Zealand History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the thirty ninth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 23 times. Whereas the opponent won just 6 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 the New Zealand team against England was 3 series from 2017-18 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team against England was 4 series from 2015 to present.

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

England vs New Zealand Test series 2021 – 1st Test

Matches:

The teams completed 107 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 48 times, whereas the opponent won just 12 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 the England team against New Zealand was 7 matches from 1951 to 1958.

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

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

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

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

English Backyard:

Series:

When touring England by New Zealand, the teams met to play bilateral series 18 times, out of them, the host won the series 13 times and the visitors won the series thrice. 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 1958 to 2015, where England won 11 series and New Zealand won twice.

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

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

The consecutive winning streak for the New Zealand team against England was just 1 series (thrice) in 1986, in 1999 and in 2021.

The streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team against England was just 1 series in 1949, in 1986, in 1999, in 2015 and in 2021.

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

Matches:

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 56 times. out of them, England received victory 30 times and defeated just 6 times with 20 draws.

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

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

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

The consecutive winning streak for the New Zealand team against England was 1 match in 1983, in 1986, in 1999 (twice), in 2015 and in 2021.

The longest streak of undefeated for the New Zealand team against England was 5 matches (twice) from 1937 to 1958 and from 1986 to 1990.

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

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Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (England (88)) and third rank (New Zealand (111)) team. The host is 23 points behind the visitors.

England:

The team completed 1048 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 378 times and lost 316 times. 354 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the home team will lose the series with the margin of 3 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 3, the team will earn 9 points and gain 1 rank in the position.

If the home team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 7 points and gain 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain 6 points and gain 1 rank in the position.

Drawing the series will help the team to gain 3 points without impact in the position.

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

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New Zealand:

The team completed 455 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 109 times and lost 178 times. 168 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 3 defeats, then the team will lose 11 points and 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 3, the team will earn 4 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 9 points and 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points without any impact in the rankings. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 7 points and gain 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rankings. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 3 points and gain 1 rank in the position.

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

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Weather:

Weather forecast of London shows the weather would be partly cloudy on the first two days, then morning showery on the third and fifth days and light rain on the fourth day. There is a less chance of rain for the first two days, as the precipitation percentage would be 12% and 8% for the first two days respectively There is a high chance of rain for the next two days, as the precipitation percentage would be 66% and 73% for the next two days respectively. There is a little high chance of rain on the last day, as the precipitation percentage would be 45%. The temperature would be between 18-22 Celsius. The wind would be between 15 – 21 km/h.

Lord's, London

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 100 times out of 141 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 37 times and lost 26 times with 37 draws.

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

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

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

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

The longest streak with a draw at the venue was 6 matches between 2006 to 2009.

The first batting team won the matches 51 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 39 times, with 51 draws.

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

Overall, 50 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 40 times with 51 draws.

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

Home Side:

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 68 times in 139 games. The team won 29 times and lost 12 times with 27 draws.

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

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

The visiting team has never won a match after winning the toss since 2016.

The visiting team never won a game after choosing to field first since 2003.

Scores:

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

The first innings 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 33.00 and 31.03 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 31.03, and 27.94 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 18 times at the venue. The host won 8 times, whereas the visitors won just once with 9 draws.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has a good record at the venue, and won 55 times out of 139 played games and lost 33 times with 51 draws.

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

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The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has a horrendous record, as the team won just once and lost 8 times with 9 draws in 18 outings.

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

Selecting XI for both the Teams:

England:

The home side would like to go with the 3 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has a (1) all-rounder with pace.

England Eleven: A. Lees, Z. Crawley, O. Pope, J. Root, J. Bairstow, B. Stokes, B. Foakes, M. Potts, J. Leach, S. Broad, J. Anderson

New Zealand:

The visiting team would go with 4 pacers, as the team has a couple (2) of all-rounders, both with pace.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, W. Young, K. Williamson, D. Conway, D. Mitchell, T. Blundell, C. de Grandhomme, K. Jamieson, T. Southee, N. Wagner, M. Henry

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

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

*Notes: Images were taken from Google Search.

*Notes: https://babacric.in/cricket/eng-vs-nz-test-series-anderson-and-stuart-broad-return-to-england-ahead-of-lords-test-against-new-zealand/

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