ENG vs NZ Fantasy Prediction: England vs New Zealand 1st Test – 2 June (London). Kane Williamson, Joe Root, James Anderson, and Tim Southee are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts England will take on New Zealand in the 1st test match of the two matches series. The two teams with some brilliant pacers are up against each other.
England will miss the services of players like Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, and Jos Buttler in this series. Joe Root and Ollie Pope are the side’s leading batsmen, whereas Lawrence has been brilliant in the County games. The pace bowling trio of Anderson, Wood, and Broad is going to be lethal, whereas Robinson can make his debut.
New Zealand will go in this series as a preparation for the World Test Championships’ final. Williamson and Taylor have been brilliant this season, whereas Latham and Nicholls have also batted well. The pace quartet of Henry, Southee, Wagner, and Jamieson is going to play a big part.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 155 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. We can expect a grass covering in this game on the pitch.
We can expect rain to interfere in the last three days.
Probable XI for both sides:-
England – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, James Bracey, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
New Zealand – Tom Latham, Tom Blundell/Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner.
Two Match Test Series
Match: England vs New Zealand First Test Match
Date and Time: 2 June, Wednesday – 3:30 pm IST
Venue: The Lord’s, London.
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, and Joe Root.
- Tom Latham, Tom Blundell/Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Mark Wood
- Neil Wagner
Note:- The Stats mentioned are of Test Matches.
ENG vs NZ Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
James Bracey will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Bracey scored 479 runs at an average of 47.90 in the County Championship 2021, whereas he also scored four half-centuries.
[You can take BJ Watling instead of Bracey if you want to]
ENG vs NZ Fantasy Batsmen
Kane Williamson and Tom Latham will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Williamson has scored 736 runs in the last five games, whereas Latham has scored 3929 test runs at 42.25. Both of them are technically solid players.
Joe Root and Ollie Pope will be our batsmen from England. Root has scored 794 test runs in 2021 at an average of 66.17, whereas Pope scored 555 runs for Surrey at 61.66. Both of them have batted brilliantly in this season.
ENG vs NZ Fantasy All-Rounders
Daniel Lawrence will be our all-rounder from England. Lawrence scored 495 runs at an average of 55.00 in the 2021 County Championship, whereas he scalped five wickets. He has been in brilliant form with both bat and the ball.
ENG vs NZ Fantasy Bowlers
Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson will be our bowlers from New Zealand. Southee is a veteran of 302 wickets, whereas Wagner has 219 scalps under his belt. Jamieson has scalped 36 wickets in just six games. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson will be our bowlers from England. Anderson has scalped 614 wickets, whereas Broad has scalped 517. Both of them are legendary bowlers, whereas Broad scalped 19 wickets in just four games of the 2021 County Championship.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Kane Williamson and Joe Root
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Tim Southee and James Anderson
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