New Zealand vs England, 1st Test 2019, Key Players: Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Jofra Archer and Other Cricketers to Watch Out for in Mount Maunganui
Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson and Jofra Archer (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

New Zealand will square off against England in the 1st Test of the two-match series on Nov 21, 2019, at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. England defeated New Zealand by 3-2 in the recently-concluded five matches T20I series. Speaking about both teams Test performances in their previous series, New Zealand and England managed to draw the series against their respective teams. England had levelled Ashes 2019 by 2-2 against Australia, while New Zealand ended three-match series against Sri Lanka by 1-1. Meanwhile, let us have a look at the key players from NZ vs ENG 1st Test 2019 which include big names like Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Jofra Archer and others. New Zealand Vs England, Cricket Score 1st Test Match.

New Zealand will be led by Kane Williamson, while England will play under the captaincy of Joe Root. England has had a bad record in New Zealand in Test, they have just won one of their last four series. Just 18 months back England was restricted to 58 runs, which was their sixth-lowest total in history. However, things are different for England now, they currently have a good set of players. Both their bowlers and batsmen are in great form and they had a long Ashes 2019 season in which they performed significantly well. New Zealand vs England Dream11 Team Prediction: Tips to Pick Best Playing XI With All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for NZ vs ENG 1st Test Match 2019.

Ben Stokes

The English all-rounder Ben Stokes is a match-winner. He single-handedly helped England defeat Australia in the 3rd Test of Ashes 2019. Stokes unbeaten knock of 135 runs at Headingley in Ashes 2019 will never be forgotten by fans where he formed 76 runs partnership with number 11 batsman Jack Leach.  Also, Ben Stokes was responsible to take the match to the super-over in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand. It will be interesting to see how Stokes play against New Zealand in the upcoming match.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is a calm and composed player. He possesses good cricketing temperament and also knows well to handle the pressure. Williamson missed out the T20I series against England due to hip injury. However, he has returned back fresh and will look forward to starting the series on a winning note. Williamson has scored 6163 runs from 74 Test Matches with an average of 52.23 which includes 20 centuries and 30 half-centuries.

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes 2019. He was extremely brilliant with the ball as he scalped 22 wickets from four matches. His best figures were 6/45, as he was the only bowler who made the life of Steve Smith difficult in that game. New Zealand batsmen must have planned some strategy to face in-form Archer.

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler scored 110 runs in the three-day practice game against New Zealand A. The wicket-keeper batsman is a talented player and will indeed play a big role in the upcoming series. Buttler has made 1969 runs from 36 Test Matches with an average of 33.95.

Trent Boult

Trent Boult is one of the fiercest pacer in the world. He is extremely athletic and is known for performing well on home track. Trent Boult has bagged 254 wickets from 63 Test Matches and has taken five-wicket haul eight times in his career. Boult has the capacity to single-handedly rattle up opposition team batting line-up. It will be an interesting battle to watch out for between English batsmen and Trent Boult.

New Zealand is in the second position in ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 with 60 points. While England is placed on the fifth position with 56 points. India currently dominates the table with 300 points.