Talking about ICC World Test Championship we have the two outstanding teams that will be seen heading against each in this test tournament on June 2nd, 2022. We will have England and New Zealand playing against each other for their 1st test match out of the three matches in London. The first series will be played from 2nd June, Thursday to 6th June, Monday.
All the matches are going to be played at Lord’s Stadium in London. The matches are scheduled to begin at 3.30 PM according to IST. Ben strokes will be heading his team for the first time as a full-time test captain for team England. So all eyes will be on him for this test series. Let’s have a look at the details of this game, England vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 Dream11 Prediction, Head to Head, Playing XI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, & Fantasy Cricket Tips, Where To Watch Live Coverage?
England vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Dream11 Prediction.
The ongoing match between New Zealand and England is going to be entertaining to watch. Before we draw conclusions for this match the two as to who might win, let’s have a look at their individual performances prior to this game. New Zealand was in a tie with South Africa in the two-match test series in their last clash. They won 1 match and lost one. They have currently placed 6th place on the points table.
Meanwhile, the hosts have had a terrible series so far. Placed at 9th position on the points table England has played 12 matches till now out of which they lost 7 of the matches 4 were declared as a draw and won 1 match. They suffered a defeat in the previous match against West Indies in the test series. As we look at them individually, New Zealand seems to be on a better note.
Head to Head
The head-to-head statistics between the two teams are so different from the current playing form. Out of the total of 107 matches in the same format of the game, England has won the maximum times of 48, whereas New Zealand has won 12 and there were as many as 47 draws.
England vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1, Playing XI
Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Jonathan Bairstow, Joe Root, Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley,
Ajaz Patel, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Tom Latham, Will Young.
What is the Weather Forecast and Pitch Report?
The report in regards to the weather has been predicted to be cloudy during the day, with slight chances of rains. The temperatures are predicted to hover around 21° Celsius during the day. The night temperatures are going to fall down to 11 degrees Celsius.
Talking about the pitch now, the matches are going to be executed at the Lord’s Stadium in England. Lord’s is one of the finest cricket stadiums and the oldest one where there has been any form of cricket played. The 1983 World Cup was also played at Lord’s Stadium. It is a good scoring course that offers assistance to spinners too. The average first innings at this ground are recorded to be 313.
Fantasy Cricket Tips
Top Picks – Batters
Joe Root can be put bet as the batsman with the utmost will to score the highest in this series. He has made a total of 289 runs in 6 innings and is currently the leading run-scorer of the team England.
Devon Conway: It’s a full circle for this batsman this series as he steps as a batsman for the team New Zealand. He began his test debut playing for the team last year on June 2nd against the English men. He scores a double century. He is our best pick for you as he knows his bat and skills really well.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Ben Stokes is going to be playing as a captain for the first time in this series of test cricket, In total, he has made 284 runs, in 3 matches. Apart from this, he is good with the ball as well, in his previous match against Middlesex he took 4 wickets.
Colin de Grandhomme was the leading run-scorer in the previous test series against South Africa. He successfully made 183 runs in 3 innings. He is fairly good with the ball too and he shall be one of the must-haves in your team.
Top Picks – Bowlers
James Anderson had a rough patch in the past few matches as a bowler. However, his stats showcase that he will come back as a strong and powerful one. Anderson had picked 12 wickets in 4 matches in County Cricket this year.
Kyle Jamieson has proved to be the knight for the team New Zealand as he has been so good with the ball. He has given phenomenal performance in this test series. Although it has only been 2 years for him in the test series since his first, he has taken 66 wickets in 14 Test matches.
Where To Watch Live Coverage?
As we know that all the matches are going to be held in England and the matches will begin according to IST which is 3.30 PM, here we have the information regarding the matches being telecasted live. For watching the matches on TV we need to tune into any sports channel of Sony Pictures which are Sony 1 and Sony 1 HD. In case you want to have a look at the matches using online streaming methods then you can make use of the Sonyliv app or Website.