New Zealand vs England Match Prediction Tips | Who will win Today’s Match
1st Test, Auckland Match Preview
New Zealand and England are all-set for the first day-night Test in New Zealand, to be played at Eden Park in Auckland. The hosts New Zealand also featured in the very first day-night Test in Australia back in 2015.
New Zealand will be hoping that their recent Test record at home gets better in the series. The hosts have been able to clinch three out of the last four home series played, although two of those victories were against Bangladesh and West Indies.
On the other hand, England’s recent away form is far from excellent. The tourists have managed to win just one of their last seven overseas series, and that was back in 2015 against South Africa. Coming here after the recent 4-0 Ashes drubbing, England would look to put on a better show in their series.
Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Craig Overton, Liam Livingstone, Mason Crane, James Vince, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach
Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, James Vince
New Zealand: Ross Taylor is in red-hot form, piling two centuries in the One Day Internationals. Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Trent Boult are among others key players for team New Zealand.
England: Joe Root and in-form Jonny Bairstow will be the key to English batting. England’s bowling will rely on the trio of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes.
Date and time: 22nd March, 06:30 AM IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Given New Zealand’s form at home, they are the likely winners of the clash. However, England have a good mix of players to throw some challenges at the home side.
Note: This ENG vs NZ match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.
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