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ENG vs NZ Dream11 team, 2nd Test: Who will win today match prediction?

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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Today Match Prediction: With weather playing spoilsport in the first Test, none of the sides managed to end up on the winning side, and hence both England and New Zealand had to settle for a draw. Debutants from both sides, Devon Conway and Ollie Robinson played above their weight and became the most important player for their respective teams. With Robinson suspended from international cricket owing to sexist and racist comments, and with Williamson ruled out due to elbow injury, this second Test between England and New Zealand will go ahead without few prominent players from both sides.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team

Wicket Keeper: BJ Watling
Batsmen:
Joe Root, R Burns, D Conway, H Nichols, T Latham
All-Rounder:
C de Grandhomme
Bowlers:
J Anderson, T Boult, T Southee, M Wood

Captaincy Choice: D Conway, T Southee, Joe Root

In ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction, let’s see player stats and team form next.

  1. Trent Boult who was unavailable in the first Test may play this 2nd
  2. Kane Williamson is ruled out due to a left elbow niggle.
  3. The Star performer of the last match, Ollie Robinson is suspended from international cricket.
  4. Mitchell Santner is ruled out with a cut on his left index finger.
  5. Devon Conway was the standout performer of the first Test.
  6. Kyle Jamieson is likely to be rested ahead of the WTC final on June 18th

Top Performers from the last match (Available for 2nd Test)

England:

Rory Burns: England opener continued his good run in recent times with scores of 132 and 25 from both the innings in the first Test.

James Anderson: The veteran has picked up 23 wickets from the last 6 Test matches and is expected to be on song in the seaming Birmingham wicket.

Other valuable choices: Joe Root, Mark Wood

New Zealand:

Devon Conway: With scores of 200 and 23 from his debut test, this South African-born southpaw has impressed every cricket fan. He looked too good a player to be playing just his first Test.

Tim Southee: He picked up 6 wickets in the 2nd innings and 1 in the 4th innings. With swing on offer at Birmingham, Southee is expected to run through the English batting order.

Other Valuable Picks: Tom Latham, Trent Boult

Playing XI for Today Match

Photo: ICC

ENG playing 11 (likely): Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Craig Overton/Jack Leach, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

NZ playing 11 (likely): Tom Latham (c), Devon Conway, Will Young/ R Ravindra, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult

Head-to-Head (Test format)

ENG- 48
NZ- 11
Draw- 47

Records at Edgbaston (Test format)

ENG- 4
NZ- 0
Draw- 0

Current Test Rankings

ENG- 3rd
NZ- 2nd

Today Match Prediction

Who will win today match: Even with Kane Williamson’s absence, New Zealand will start this match as favourites. The fact that the star performer of the last match, Ollie Robinson is out of playing XI as a disciplinary action will affect the England team on and off the field. So if rain doesn’t play spoilsport, the match is poised in favour of the Kiwis 60-40.

Today match score: Average first innings score on this ground is 312.

Today pitch report: The wicket in Southampton is good to bat on. There will be a lot of swing on offer on the initial days. Spinners will come into play in the latter half of the Test match and hence this is a perfect sporting wicket.

Who won the last match: 1st Test of this series at Lord’s ended in a draw.

Schedule: ENG vs NZ, 2nd Test, 3:30 PM IST

Where to Watch ENG vs NZ Live Score and Stream: Sony Sports Channels

 

Midhun M Menon

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards and beyond.