New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I: Stats Preview – Pakistan Tour Of New Zealand 2020-21
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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I: Stats Preview – Pakistan Tour Of New Zealand 2020-21

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The hosts New Zealand and the visitors Pakistan will face each other in the opening game of the three-match T20I series on Friday (18th December) at Eden Park (Auckland).

The Pakistan tour of New Zealand will begin with this T20I match. Pakistan last played a T20I against Zimbabwe in last November, where they won the home T20I series by the 3-0 margin.

On the other hand, Blackcaps recently beat the West Indies team in three-match home T20I series by the 2-0 margin before whitewashing the Caribbean team in the two-match home Test series.

Venue Stats (Eden Park, Auckland)

Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in T20Is

Overall

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 19 (+3 tied) 9 10
Innings average (Average run-rate) 161.84 (8.76) 170.64 (8.82) 153.05 (8.69)

In last 5 T20Is

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 4 (+1 tied) 0 4
Innings average (Average run-rate) 164.50 (9.75) 163.80 (9.41) 165.20 (10.11)

(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)

Teams’ T20I records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
New Zealand 22 7 12 3 (won 1; lost 2) 0
Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0

 

Teams Stats

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Head-To-Head T20I Records

Stats Matches New Zealand Won Pakistan Won Tied No Result
Overall 21 8 13 0 0
In last 10 T20Is 10 4 6 0 0
In New Zealand 9 5 4 0 0
In last 5 T20Is in New Zealand 5 3 2 0 0
At Eden Park (Auckland) 3 1 2 0 0
  • In the T20I contest, Pakistan won all the last five T20Is against the Kiwis. Last time, the Blackcaps beat this Asian team during the Wellington T20I on 22nd January 2018, where the hosts won by 7 wickets.

T20I records in 2020

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
New Zealand 8 2 3 2 (lost 2) 1
Pakistan 8 6 1 0 1

 

Players’ Stats

(New Zealand)

Martin Guptill – most T20I runs as an opener

New Zealand, Pakistan, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Stats
Martin Guptill (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Martin Guptill has scored 2248 T20I runs as an opener. Scoring 66 more runs, Guptill will become the most run-scorer as a T20I opener after surpassing Indian opener Rohit Sharma (2313 runs).

(Pakistan)

Mohammad Hafeez – most T20I runs at away venues, most T20I runs against New Zealand

Mohammad Hafeez, New Zealand, Pakistan, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Stats
Mohammad Hafeez (Credits: Getty Images)

i) Mohammad Hafeez (1110 runs) is 84 runs away to become the most T20I run-scorer at away venues after surpassing Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, who has scored 1193 T20I runs at away venue.

ii) Mohammed Hafeez (412 runs) is 13 runs away to surpass English cricketer Eoin Morgan (424 runs) and become the most T20I run-scorer against Blackcaps.

Imad Wasim – 50 T20I wickets

Imad Wasim, New Zealand, Pakistan, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Stats
Imad Wasim (Credits: Getty Images)

i) The left-arm spinner Imad Wasim has taken 47 wickets in T20I career. With three more wickets, he will become the fifth Pakistan spinner and eighth Pakistan bowler to claim 50 T20I wickets.