ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction : England will face off New Zealand in the first Test match at Lord’s in London from Wednesday, 2 June. Host England will be eyeing a winning start of their busy home season 2021-22. On the other side, New Zealand too will be hoping for a good series and they will also keep an eye on the World Test Championship final and this series will help them to get familiar with these conditions.
Fixture Name : 1st Test, England vs New Zealand
Competition : 2-Match Test Series
Date : 2 June
Time : 15.30 PM IST
Team Form Guide :
ENG (most recent first) – L, L, L, W, W
NZ (most recent first) – W, W, W, W, W
ICC Rankings :
Eng – 3
NZ – 2
Ground : Lord’s, London
Brief Score of the last result at the venue : England (258 & 258/5d) drawn with Australia (250 & 154/6) with Australia in August 2019.
Pitch Report : As per reports Lord’s pitch have good covering of grass so it’ll help the pacers a lot and once the match progresses it should get better for the batting as well and from fourth day onwards spinners too should get some turn here.
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ENG Team News :
Injury Update, Unavailability :
Joe Root suffered an injury during practice session but he is expected to be fine for this match.
Expected Team News :
ENG Playing 11 (Likely) :
Joe Root (c)
James Bracey (wk)
NZ Team News :
Injury Update, Unavailability :
Expected Team Changes :
NZ Playing 11 (Likely) :
Kane Williamson (c)
BJ Watling (wk)
Colin de Grandhomme / Daryl Mitchell
England have a few new players in their squad and are also without Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer etc but still they have a good team and in these home conditions they’re a tough side to beat and their pace attack is pretty good. On the other side, New Zealand haven’t played much cricket in these conditions in recent times and they’re also without Trent Boult and considering both the sides’ record at home and away from home in this ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Today Match Prediction England is favourite to win.
Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain and Differential Pick :
Captain Options :
Joe Root : He has been in top form in Test cricket this year as he has scored 794 runs at 66 plus and has also scored three hundreds and two of them were double hundreds and coming with a few good innings in county cricket as well so he has form with him and should score big runs.
James Anderson : He is getting better day by day and this year he has 14 wickets at 12 odd and all wickets came in Asian conditions and in these familiar home conditions he will be a tough bowler to face and at Lord’s he has taken 103 wickets at just 23 plus avg.
Differential Pick :
Tim Southee : He is New Zealand’s main Test bowler right now and from last 12 months he is bowling well as he has taken 94 wickets in his last 20 Tests and down the order a handy batsman as well and in England he has taken 20 wickets in 5 Tests.
WICKET-KEEPERS: BJ Watling
BATSMEN: Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope
ALL-ROUNDERS: C Overton
BOWLERS: James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson