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Cricket Free Tips | England vs New Zealand, 2021: 1st Test

England will be eager to play their first Test of the summer, which begins on June 2nd against New Zealand in a two-match Test series. They had sour memories of their last Test series when the Indians outplayed them. The Three Lions have rested some of its key players, providing a fantastic opportunity for the young players.

On the other hand, New Zealand will use this series to warm up for the World Test Championship Final. They are a powerful team with some outstanding fast bowlers. The New Zealanders are currently ranked second in Test cricket and will be hoping to make an impression in this series.

 

Weather

Rain showers are expected on Days 3, 4, and 5 of the match, which could cause it to be delayed. On all five days, a light breeze should prevail, which should help the new ball bowlers. The temperature should be around 23 degrees Celsius on average.

 

Pitch

A competitive game of bat and ball is expected at this venue. The pacers should get the ball to swing about early on, forcing the batsmen to wait in the middle. Despite the lack of turn on offer, the spinners may play a role later in this Test. After winning the toss, both teams will attempt to bowl and take advantage of the circumstances right away.

 

Playing XIs

England

Joe Root (c), James Bracey (wk), Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Craig Overton/Mark Wood

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (c), BJ Watling (wk), Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Kyle Jamieson, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Wagner, Mitchell Santner

 

England vs New Zealand – 1st Test, Dream 11

Kane Williamson (c), James Bracey (wk), Tom Latham, Rory Burns, Colin de Grandhomme, Zak Crawley, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Stuart Broad

 

Prediction

Match winner

England

Winning the toss

England

Top Batsman

Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Zak Crawley (England)

Top Bowler

Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand), Stuart Broad (England)

Most Sixes 

Tom Latham (New Zealand), Oliie Pope (England)

Player of the Match

Stuart Broad

Team Scores Batting First 

New Zealand 270+, England 300+

 

The first game of the series is expected to be a close one. England must demonstrate that they can begin the series at home in the same manner as they did away earlier this year. We believe Trent Boult’s absence will be critical, and England will win. 

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