New Zealand will lock horns with England today the Bay Oval in Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand. The two-match series will not be a part of the ICC Test Championship. Team England won the five-match T20I series by 3-2. The series ended with a Super Over where England walked away with a win by nine runs. Before getting into the live scorecard details, let’s have a look at the preview of the series. England has won only one Test series out of the last four. New Zealand Vs England, Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson who had missed out on the T20I series makes a comeback into the longer format of the game. The hosts have five quality fast bowlers but they are going with the popular trio Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner. The three have played quite a vital role in leading the team to a win over the last six years. Whereas, Dom Sibley for England will make a debut in the Test matches. Joe Denly, who was quite good in the Ashes 2019 will occupy position three.
The weather for the game is going to be sunny and the conditions are quite ideal for cricket. The pitch is extremely good for batting conditions. For the first three days, the deck will offer good support for the spinners. Now, let’s have a look at the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary details. You can follow live score updates and ball-by-ball commentary of NZ vs ENG Test match at LatestLY.
England (From): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Matthew Parkinson, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Saqib Mahmood
New Zealand (From): Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Matt Henry