ENG vs NZ: Joe Root-led England Test team is all set to face New Zealand in the first of the two-match Test series starting from 2 June at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. International Cricket will be making a comeback in England as the nation last hosted a limited-overs series against Australia in September 2020. However, England’s star cricketers like Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler who were recently playing in the IPL, have been rested for the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes who is currently nursing a finger-injury was seen taking a funny jibe at his Test skipper Joe Root on the social media. Ahead of the first Test against New Zealand, Stokes posted a photo of England’s Test captain Joe Root on his Instagram story with a hilarious caption saying, “Why do you keep asking what chest size my trousers are?? @root66”.
Alongside Root, Stokes also posted funny captions on his Instagram story making fun of his England’s teammates images in the brand new Test jersey.
England captain Joe Root confirmed on Tuesday that wicket-keeper batsman James Bracey will be making his Test debut against New Zealand in the first ENG vs NZ Test match. On the other hand, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson also announced that Devon Conway will be making his first appearance for the national team in the whites against England on Wednesday. The first Test between England and New Zealand is scheduled from 2-6 June and the live cricket score and ball to ball commentary will be available on Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app starting from 3:30 PM IST.
This will be a great opportunity for New Zealand to test their preparations and acclimatize well in the English conditions before the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India starting from 18 June in Southampton.
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