ENG vs NZ 1st Test Auckland Dream 11 Match Prediction Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Mar 21, 2018 11:05 pm IST

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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.


New Zealand Team News

  • The New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has confirmed the playing XI ahead of the Test.
  • Ross Taylor has been declared fit for the clash, while Todd Astle too gets a spot in the side in place of injured Mitchell Santner.


Playing XI

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


England Team News

  • Ben Stokes rolled his arm over in the training session on Tuesday, which means he should be alright to take part in the first Test.
  • James Vince is expected to keep his place in the playing XI while Dawid Malan will bat at five.
  • Chris Woakes is most likely to be picked ahead of Mark Wood and Craig Overton.



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

Probable XI

Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, James Vince


Prediction Guru Key players

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.


New Zealand vs England Match Details

Date and time: 22nd March, 06:30 AM IST

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland


New Zealand vs England Today’s Match Prediction

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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