Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2022-23 Test series – 2nd Test

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2022-23 Test Series

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Test series 2022

2nd Test:

Second and last Test of the 2 match series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is going to be played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington starting from March 17th 2023.

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2022-23 Test series – 1st Test

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the eighteenth bilateral series between the teams, New Zealand won the series 7 times. Whereas Sri Lanka won 4 times. Six (6) series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 10 years, from 1992-93 to 2003, where the New Zealand team won once and Sri Lanka won thrice.

The longest streak with a draw between the teams is 2 series in a span of 5 years, from 1987 to 1992-93.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 3 series from 2014-15 to 2019.

The longest unbeaten streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 5 series from 2012-13 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 2 series from 1992-93 to 1996-97.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 4 series from 1987 to 1996-97.

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand against Sri Lanka are DWWWD.

Matches:

The teams completed 37 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 17 times, whereas the opponent won 9 times. Eleven (11) games resulted in a draw.

The teams played 11 consecutive tests in the span of 13 years, from 2005 to 2018, in which New Zealand won 7 times and Sri Lanka won 4 times.

The teams played 4 consecutive draws, a longest streak of a draw, in a span of one (1) year, from 1991 to 1992.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 5 matches from 2012 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 10 matches from 1983 to 1992.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 4 matches from 2006 to 2012.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 8 matches from 1987 to 1997.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Sri Lanka are WWLWD.

Kiwi Backyard:

Series:

At Kiwi backyard, the teams met to play bilateral series 9 times. Out of them, New Zealand won the series 6 times and the visitors won the series 1 time. Two (2) series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 3 series (twice) in a span of 12 years, from 1994-95 to 2006-07, where New Zealand won 2 series and Sri Lanka won once and in a span of 8 years, from 2014-15 to present, where New Zealand won all 3 series.

The longest streak with a draw between the teams is 1 series (twice) in 1990-91 and in 2006-07.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 3 series from 2014-15 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 6 series from 1996-97 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 1 series in 1994-95.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 2 series from 1990-91 to 1996-97.

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

Matches:

On the soil of New Zealand, the teams faced each other 20 times. Out of them, New Zealand received 12 victories, and defeated 2 times with 6 draws.

The teams played 7 consecutive tests, a longest streak without a draw, in the span of 13 years from 2005 to 2018, where the home side won 6 times and the foreign team won once.

The teams played 3 consecutive draws, a longest streak of a draw, in a span of 4 years, from 1991 to 1995.

The consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 4 matches from 2014 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for New Zealand against Sri Lanka was 6 matches (twice) from 1995 to 2006 and from 2014 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 1 match (twice) in 1995 and in 2006.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against New Zealand was 5 matches from 1991 to 1997.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Sri Lanka are WWDWW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the fifth rank (New Zealand (100)) and seventh rank (Sri Lanka (88)) teams. The host is 12 points ahead of the visitors.

New Zealand:

The team completed 463 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 111 times and lost 182 times. 170 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the side will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 3 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 4 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain a (1) point without any impact in the ranking.

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose a (1) point without any impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) series results of New Zealand are DDLDD.

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

Sri Lanka:

The team completed 308 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 98 times and lost 118 times. 92 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will gain 6 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the side will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose a couple (2) of points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Drawing the series will help the team to gain a (1) point with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka are DDWLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are LWLWL.

Weather:

Weather forecast of Wellington shows Rain would be expected on the first and last day, then morning showers would be expected on the second day, then mostly sunny on the third day, partly cloudy on the fourth day of the engagement. There would be extremely high chances of rain on the first and last day, medium ;less chances on the second day and extremely less chances of rain on the remaining two days, as the precipitation percentage would be 100%, 39%, 6%, 8% and 80%, respectively. The temperature would be between 16 to 21 Celsius during play. The wind would be between 14 to 55 km/h.

Basin Reserve, Wellington
Basin Reserve, Wellington

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 29 times in 66 games. The selection didn’t favor the team, as the teams won 5 times and lost 14 times with ten (10) draws.

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

The teams never chose to bat first after winning the toss since 2011.

The teams never lost any engagement after choosing to bat first since 2006.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 15 times and lost 8 times. Fourteen (14) battles resulted in a draw.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was a 8 match run in a span of 6 years, from 1994 to 2000.

The longest streak with a draw at the venue was 6 matches in a  span of 7 years, from 1983 to 1990.

The first batting team won the matches 13 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 29 times.

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

The home team never lost any encounter while having bat first since 2017.

The host never lost any outing while defending the target since 2010.

The home side never lost any match while chasing the target since 2009.

Overall, 20 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 22 times.

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

Home Side:

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 35 times in 66 played games. The team won 11 times and lost also 11 times with 13 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWDW.

The team never lost any game after winning the toss since 2009.

The side never chose to bat first after winning the toss since 2011.

The team never lost any battle after choosing to field first since 2009.

The side never lost any engagement after choosing to bat first since 2003.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue, while losing the toss, are WLLWD.

The team has never been sent to the field after losing the toss since 2010.

The side has never won any outing after being sent to field after losing the toss since 2006.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 137 in 1978, and the highest successful chase was 274 runs in 2003.

The first innings lowest total was 42 runs in 1946, and the highest total was 660 runs (declared with five (5) wickets in hand) in 1995. For the second innings, the lowest total was 99 runs (completed innings) in 2009, whereas the highest was 578 runs in 2018. For the third inning, the lowest total was 54 runs (completed innings) in 1946, whereas the highest was 680 runs (declared with two (2) wickets in hand) in 2014. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 64 runs (completed innings) in 1978, whereas the highest was 311 runs in 2008.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.65 and 34.62 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.99, and 33.35 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 6 times at the venue. The home team won thrice and the opponent won once. Two (2) encounters resulted in a draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Sri Lanka at the venue are DWLWD.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has a good record at the venue. The team won 22 times and lost 20 times with 24 draws in 66 played outings.

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

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The team has never lost any outing since 2017.

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has a horrendous record, as the team won once and lost thrice with a couple (2) of draws in 6 played outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are DLWLD.

Selecting XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The side may go with D. Bracewell in place of injured N. Wagner.

New Zealand Eleven: T. Latham, D. Conway, K. Williamson, H. Nicholls, D. Mitchell, T. Blundell, M. Bracewell, D. Bracewell, T. Southee, M. Henry, B. Tickner

Sri Lanka:

The team may go with N. Madushka in place of N. Dickwella and V. Fernando in place of P. Jayasuriya.

Sri Lanka Eleven: O. Fernando, D. Karunaratne, K. Mendis, A. Mathews, D. Chandimal, D. de Silva, N. Madushka, K. Rajitha, V. Fernando, A. Fernando, L. Kumara

*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://www.espncricinfo.com/series/sri-lanka-tour-of-new-zealand-2022-23-1322351/new-zealand-vs-sri-lanka-1st-test-1322357/match-preview

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