New Zealand vs England Match Prediction Tips | Who will win Today’s Match

2nd Test, Christchurch

Amid controversies that have enveloped the world of cricket, New Zealand and England are all-set to play the second Test at Christchurch. England had a forgetful start to the series, with a disastrous 58-run first inning.

The hosts bettered their excellent recent Test record at home, winning the match with a comfortable margin of an innings and 49 runs. Trent Boult was the star with the ball picking 9 wickets in the match, including 6/32 in the first innings. With the bat, skipper Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls made fine hundreds.

On the other hand, England had another difficult outing in the away conditions at Auckland, with ordinary shows with the bat as well as the ball. The tourists have only managed to one solitary win in their last seven overseas series, and that win came back in 2015 against South Africa.

 

New Zealand Team News

  • New Zealand have not confirmed their playing XI yet.
  • Ish Sodhi is tipped to slot in for injured Todd Astle.

 

Probable XI

Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

 

England Team News

  • England have confirmed a 12-man squad on the eve of the match.
  • Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes have been dropped for poor form.
  • James Vince, Mark Wood and Jack Leach have been named in the squad.

 

Probable XI

Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Craig Overton/Jack Leach, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

 

Prediction Guru Key players

New Zealand: The focus would be on New Zealand’s three-pronged pace attack who wrecked a havoc on English batsman in the first match. Nicholls (145*) and Williamson (102) fired with the bat in Auckland Test.

England: Joe Root, Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes made gritty fifties in the second innings of the Auckland Test, while the experienced duo Anderson-Broad picked 3 wickets each.

 

New Zealand vs England  Match Details

Date and time: 30th March, 03:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

 

New Zealand vs England  Today’s Match Prediction

Given New Zealand’s great form at home and dominating show in the last game, they are the likely winners here. However, England have a good mix of players to challenge the hosts.

 

Note: This ENG vs NZ match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you to pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.

 

ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Fantasy Team

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