New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020-21 Test Series: Statistical Overview

Host New Zealand will be looking to winning streak in home conditions when they lock horns with Pakistan in a two-match Test series, starting from 26th December at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme is sidelined due to injury and hasn’t recovered in time for two-match Test series. Daryl Mitchell , Will Young, and Tom Blundell have managed to keep their places in the Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.

The selectors have gone for experience and picked Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner ahead of off-spinner Ajaz Patel. Kane Williamson will lead the side for this two-match Test series against Pakistan.

On the other hand, Pakistan will huge concerns going ahead of the two-match Test series after captain Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq were ruled out of the opening game. The visitor’s problems were compounded after Shadab Khan was sidelined due to thigh injury. The team management has not named any replacement for Babar Azam, while Zafar Gohar has been picked for the first Test. Uncapped Imran Butt has earned maiden call-up to the Test side for this series.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020-21 Test Series is certainly going to be mouthwatering contest.

Here are some of most important statistics with regards to New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020-21 Test Series.

1 victory for Pakistan out of the last 6 Test matches played against New Zealand since November 2014. New Zealand completed a historic series win over Pakistan in three Test matches played in United Arab Emirates in 2018.

2011 was the last time Pakistan won a test series in New Zealand. Misbah-ul-Haq’s side managed to beat New Zealand in two-match series by a margin of 1-0.

47.44 is the average for Kane Williamson against Pakistan in Test cricket. He has scored 854 runs in 10 matches with two hundreds to his name.

4 wickets needed by New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee to complete 300 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has picked up 296 wickets in 75 Test matches at an average of 28.58 with 11 five-fors to his name.

6 wickets needed by Pakistan Leg-spinner Yasir Shah to complete 50 wickets against New Zealand in Test Cricket. Shah has taken 44 wickets in 10 Test matches at an average of 25.36 with four five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul.

11 wickets needed by New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner to complete 50 wickets in Test Cricket. He currently has taken 39 wickets in 22 Test matches at an average of 44.71.

15 wickets needed by Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket. He has claimed 35 wickets in 11 Test matches at an average of 31.34 with one five-wicket haul to his name.

72 runs needed by New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls to complete 2,000 runs in Test Cricket. Nicholls has scored 1928 runs in 35 Test matches at an average of 41.91 with six centuries and nine half-centuries to his name.

95 runs needed by New Zealand’s Ross Taylor to complete 1,000 runs against Pakistan in Test cricket. The 36-year old has accumulated 905 runs in 13 Test matches at an average of 41.13 with two centuries to his name.

146 runs required by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to complete 1,000 runs against Pakistan in Test cricket. He has accumulated 854 runs in 10 Test matches at an average of 47.44 with two centuries and four half-centuries to his name.

161 runs needed by New Zealand opener Tom Latham to complete 4,000 runs in Test Cricket. He has scored 3,839 runs in 54 Test matches at an average of 42.65 with 11 centuries to his name.

181 runs needed by Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Haris Sohail to complete 1,000 runs in Test Cricket. He has scored 819 runs in 14 Test matches at an average of 37.22 with two centuries and three half-centuries to his name

233 runs needed by Pakistan’s Azhar Ali to complete 1,000 runs against New Zealand in Test cricket. He has accumulated 767 runs in 10 Test matches at an average of 42.61 with one century and six half-century to his name.

273 runs needed by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to compete 7,000 runs in Test cricket. He has accumulated 6727 runs in 81 Test matches at an average of 52.55 with 22 centuries and 32 half-centuries to his name.

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