| On Jun 2, 2021 10:00 AM IST

Today Match Prediction for ENG vs NZ 1st Test Dream11 team, Playing XI, Live Cricket Score

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ENG vs NZ Today Match Prediction: The purest format of the game is back! England will host New Zealand for a 2 match Test series starting on June 2nd. The series which was planned in January over a mutual agreement between the ECB and the New Zealand cricket board is not a part of the World Test Championship nor the ICC’s future tours program. Yet this series will go ahead as planned despite the tight schedule in the coming months. England has rested its IPL players and will use this as an opportunity to test their fringe players. Whereas New Zealand will be at full strength and will use this series as preparation ahead of the World Test Championship final against India later this month.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

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

  1. Trent Boult is unavailable for selection and will be only available for the WTC final on June 18
  2. Stuart Broad has been named the vice-captain of the England side for this series.
  3. As per reports, English wicket-keeper James Bracey is expected to find a place in the playing eleven.
  4. Devon Conway and Colin de Grandhomme impressed in the intra-squad practice match and may find a place in the eleven.

Top Performers available for this match

England:

Joe Root: England captain has scored 565 runs and has picked up 8 wickets from his last 5 Test matches.

James Anderson: The veteran has picked up 21 wickets from the last 5 Test matches and is expected to be on song in the seaming Lord’s wicket.

Other valuable choices: Stuart Broad

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson: He is in the form of his life and has scored 736 runs from his last 5 Test matches including a double hundred and a triple hundred

Tom Latham: He was consistent in the last few matches and has scored 307 runs in his last 5 Test matches.

Other Valuable Picks: Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Neil Wagner

Probable Playing XI

Photo: NZCA

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

NZ playing 11 (likely): Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Dough Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner

Head-to-Head (Test format)

ENG- 48
NZ- 11
Draw- 46

Records at Lord’s (Test format)

ENG- 8
NZ- 1
Draw- 8

Current Test Rankings

ENG- 3rd
NZ- 2nd

Who will win today?

With a full-strength squad at their disposal, NZ has a strong chance than ever before. They have been pretty dominant in the last few year’s and it’s a perfect opportunity to seal a Test victory at Lord’s. England batting unit is without the experience of Stokes and Buttler, but still has what it takes to overpower Kiwis at their home turf. Expect a close contest with a slight advantage in favour of the visiting team.

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

Today pitch report: The wicket in Lord’s is a balanced one and will be better to bat on for the first three days. Batting may seem difficult in the last two days and hence it is better to bat first on winning the toss. For the fast bowlers, a good amount of swing is also on offer.

Who won the last match: The last Test match between these two sides was won by England.

Schedule: ENG vs NZ, 1st 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.