New Zealand vs England: The two mighty cricket teams, England and New Zealand is all set for the two-match Test series. Both the teams have skilled players at their disposal but still looking at the past performance we can say that New Zealand does not really have an upper hand. NZ could only become victorious in very few matches.
Match: New Zealand vs England Test 1 of 2
Date: 16th February 2023
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, New Zealand
Pitch Condition: The first Test match will be held at the Bay Oval. The pitch here has a lot of potential for high scoring, it is supportive to batters. We will be possibly witnessing a high number of runs from the batting side, batters will have it easy to score short boundaries. The team that wins the toss is probably going to choose to bat first. However, weather conditions can change this decision. This is definitely a batter’s pitch and whichever team chooses to bat first will have more runs for the opposite team to chase.
New Zealand vs England – The Squad
New Zealand: Tim Southee(C), Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Tom Latham(W), Tom Blundell(W), Scott Kuggelejin, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway.
England: Ben Stokes(C), Stuart Broad, Olly Stone, Ollie Robinson, Matthew Potts, James Anderson, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Will Jaks, Dan Lawrence, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett.
New Zealand vs England – Team Performance in the Past Matches
New Zealand and England have been playing test matches since the 1930s and England has been winning most of the matches. Both the teams have skilled players with them so this test is going to be quite competitive. Previous matches have been mostly won by England. England has been showing consistent winnings in recent test matches. James Anderson and Harry Brooks have been in form in recent matches, with Harry Brooks’s ability to face any bowlers and James Anderson’s bowling skills, the team has been flourishing in test cricket. New Zealand has been performing poorly in test matches recently, in the last series against England, they lost by 3-0.
New Zealand vs England – Face to Face
In a total of 63 matches England has emerged victorious in 51 matches. When it comes to T20 matches, England won 12 matches out of 22 matches. England clearly has a win percentage of 80.95% in test matches. New Zealand on the other hand has won 12 matches out of 63 test matches played.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means
Wicket-keeper: Ollie Pope
Batters: Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Harry Brook, Devon Conway,
All-Rounders: Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Tim Southee, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad
Captain: Joe Root
Vice-Captain: Ben Stokes
Wicket-keeper: Ollie Pope
Batters: Ben Duckett, Tom Latham, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley
All-Rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggelejin, Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Jacob Duffy, Stuart Broad
Captain: Ben Duckett
Vice-Captain: Ollie Pope