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England vs New Zealand 

Who:England vs New Zealand
Time: June 02, 2022, 15:30 IST
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Groud, London
England PickZak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
New Zealand PickKane Williamson, Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Colin De Grandhomme

England vs New Zealand Preview

The English summer has come forth and lots of things have changed since the last time they played at home. Both teams have quite a new setup which will embrace the team’s new plans for success. England will be without their go-to captain while the New Zealand will be with their go-to captain after a long break.

England has nothing to cheer about when they take a look back into their World Test Championship year. Similar is the case with New Zealand who were crowned champions in the first edition but in the current one, they haven’t found their feet yet. A constant struggle and unpredictable changes in the team have kept them off the shore.

It’s a big abyss for the teams. No doubt, England and New Zealand are top tier teams with some amazing match winners in their teams but test is really not about individuality. A short break and few changes might uplift what the English players missed last year. Back to back humiliating losses fettered them in unawared state and things kept going apart.

England have their ace guns back in the hunt and Lord’s have been their favourite hunting ground. Needless to say, New Zealand have got back their ace batsman but he has been well short of runs in last month. What change it will bring? Seamers will enjoy the overcast condition at lord’s and once the sun comes out, the cherry will get merry for sensible batsmen.

England Looking For An Initial Uplift, New Zealand To Find Rhythm

England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Foakes (WK), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

New Zealand Playing XI: Will Young, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Tom Blundell (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry


  • Is placed at the 9th position in the World Test Championship table.
  • In last 5 matches played at lord’s, England has only won two of them.
  • Leading with new captain Ben Stokes.
  • Ex New Zealander Brendon McCullum is the new head coach
  • Last time they faced New Zealand at lord’s, England ended up losing the match.

New Zealand 

  • In their last series, New Zealand defeated England in a one nil victory. 
  • Kane Williamson is back as captain after recovering from elbow injury.
  • Placed at the sixth postion in the World Test Championship points table.
  • From 2020-21 to 2021, won five series in a row.
  • Trent Boult will not play the first match.