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Cricket Match Information:
New Zealand vs England test series is going to begin from Thursday. It is going to be a two-match cricket series. Weirdly, this test series will not be part of ICC World Test Championship under which every cricket team is currently playing the test series. However, despite it not being part of the championship, there would not be any let-up in intensity from both sides. Considering the recent cricket games across formats between the two sides, our prediction is of a good test match where the hosts New Zealand will hold some advantage.
- Tournament: England tour of New Zealand 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: Test
- Cricket match time: 3:30 am IST
- Cricket match date: 21.11.2019
- Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 20 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: New Zealand
- Team B: England
- Team A Captain: Tim Southee
- Team B Captain: Eoin Morgan
New Zealand are going to be led by Kane Williamson in this cricket series. Williamson is back after being out for a couple of months due to injury.
New Zealand will have some scores to settle against England as after being left high and dry in the 50 over World Cup final, they also lost the recently concluded T20 series at home under similar circumstances.
However, New Zealand test team is a different force at home and they very seldom lose a test series at home. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Mitch Santner in the test team as he is now fit and looking in good form.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Tim Southee
- Kane Williamson
- Trent Boult
- Neil Wagner
- Tom Latham
- Jeet Raval
- Henry Nicholls
- BJ Watling
- Ross Taylor
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Mitch Santner
England are going to be led by Joe Root in this cricket series. There has been growing murmur about the adverse effect of captaincy on his batting but for now, selectors have chosen to trust him with the job.
England last played the test match in the Ashes cricket series against Australia. England then came back from behind and drew the series 2-2 but ended up losing the Ashes due to their loss Down Under. Right now, it seems as if Ben Stokes is driving this team forward with his brilliance but England would know that to win away, they need more men to be firing.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Dom Sibley and Sam Curran in the playing eleven. The former will be making his debut in this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of England’s playing XI:
- Joe Root
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- Jos Butler
- Dom Sibley
- Rory Burns
- Joe Denly
- Ollie Pope
- Stuart Broad
- Sam Curran
- Jack Leach
Expert Prediction: NZ vs ENG
New Zealand and England are back in whites after some memorable clashes in the last few months in coloured clothing. However, it would be tough to bet against some more historic moments in upcoming two test matches between two sides, given their recent history.
New Zealand will be buoyed by the return of their skipper Kane Williamson in the playing eleven both as a player and skipper. Williamson’s value increases further once we take a look at his test credentials. Playing in some of the toughest conditions, he has scored a lot of important runs for his team in the past.
England would be hoping for the same from their skipper Joe Root, who has just slipped under the radar in the last couple of years. With some inexperienced men in the lineup, Root will have to lead from the front and not rely only on the brilliance of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.
Our prediction is of New Zealand’s win in the opening test match. Their experience and past performance in home test matches have been immaculate and it will not be easy for England to break that trend either. The last time they were on New Zealand shores, they were bowled out for just 58 runs in the opening test match. That should tell you the kind of challenge that awaits England.
Toss prediction? – The pitch has a lot of grass currently, but both the teams are expecting it to play nicely. Hence, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bat first.
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman – Kane Williamson (NZ), Ben Stokes (ENG)
Top Bowler – Trent Boult (NZ), Jofra Archer (ENG)
Most Sixes – Colin de Grandhomme (NZ), Ben Stokes (ENG)
Man of the Match – Trent Boult (NZ)
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 300+, England 200+
Our Official Partner Odds for New Zealand vs England
New Zealand – 2.20
Draw – 5.35
England – 2.35
*odds may change anytime