1st Test ENG vs NZ Prediction: After the drawn Test at Lord’s, we will witness England and New Zealand clash in the second and final Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
In the last Test, we saw the visitors dominate most of the sessions. England was set a total of 273 to chase down in the last day by New Zealand. They managed to end that day on 170 for 3, managing a draw after being behind in the first innings by 103 runs. This match will decide who takes the series.
England vs New Zealand, 2nd match, Test series 2021
Date & Time: June 10 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
Sony Sports Network
Bet365: ENG: 1.90 NZ: 3.00 DRAW: 5.00
Betway: ENG: 1.83 NZ: 3.00 DRAW: 5.00
Prominent betting sites are betting England to get the win here.
England will be starting as favorites in this Test match. Despite New Zealand dominating the previous Test. There are some certain things which are not going in their favor. It is mostly to do with their team combination, which will lack their regular captain Kane Williamson, who misses due to an injury. Tom Latham will lead the team. Plus, they will also miss the bowling stars in the previous match, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson. England meanwhile has a good record at this venue.
Online cricket betting tips- England is the way to go
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, James Bracey(w), Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Billings, Olly Stone, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Haseeb Hameed
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Craig Overton/Jack Leach, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Devon Conway, Ajaz Patel, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Trent Boult
Tom Latham (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
ENG vs NZ Toss Prediction and Pitch Report: The wicket at Edgbaston is a classical Test match pitch. The first two days will be good for batting and with time, the bowlers will come into the match. The spinners might also come into the context in the last two days.
If ENG bat first: 350-370
If NZ bat first: 330-350
Birmingham Weather: It’s 23 degrees Celsius, with some spells of overcast conditions. There might be rain, but the chances are very less.
Rory Burns: He has been in superb form since the start of this English season. Burns was scoring heavily during the county championship and he started the international season with a beautiful century at Lord’s. He should get a few more good scores with the kind of form he is in.
Devon Conway: The New Zealand batsman started his career with a brilliant double hundred in the first innings of the previous Test match, which was his debut. He is in red hot form and would be looking to get a couple of more big scores.
James Anderson: He is closing onto the record of Anil Kumble with 619 wickets. Anderson currently has 616 wickets which just shows the class of the man. He picked up two wickets in the last Test.
Neil Wagner: In the last match, he had taken three wickets. He has over 200 wickets in Test cricket. In the absence of Southee and Jamieson, it will be him who will play a major role in this New Zealand bowling unit.
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