England vs New Zealand
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England and New Zealand take on each other in the final Test match at Headingly, Leeds starting from June 23. The hosts have reigned supreme in the series so far winning the first two Test matches and leading the series 2-0. The win at Trent Bridge was England’s 50th over the Kiwis Test matches. The Kiwis have the chance to pull one back in the final Test. 

England will be led by Ben Stokes who took over as Test captain just before the start of the series. He had a point to prove in his first assignment and he delivered. 176 runs in the first two Tests and three wickets, Stokes has already made his mark as captain. With him was his ally Joot who scored a 115 to help them win the first Test and a 176 in the first innings of the second Test to help England have an advantage early on.

Eventually, courtesy of Jonny Bairstow’s 136 in the second innings England chased 299 in 50 overs in the second innings to make it 2-0. England have named their playing XI for the third Test with Jamie Overton added in place of James Anderson. He is the only change in the playing XI.

ENG vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between England And New Zealand, New Zealand Tour of England 2022, 3rd Test

Brendon Mccullum And Ben Stokes. Photo- SKy Sports

New Zealand, have found now answers yet to England’s counter-attacking style of playing Test cricket. They have certainly been more attacking and have taken the game by its neck to earn wins in both the Test matches. Heading into the third and final Test, they await on the availability of Devon Conway with Colin de Grandoihhome and Kyle Jamieson already ruled out of the series.

They have crucial WTC points up for grabs as well. Williamson has returned fit and is available for the third Test after missing the second due to covid.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand
Kane Williamson. (Photo: AFP)

ENG vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between England And New Zealand, New Zealand Tour of England 2022, 3rd Test

ENG vs NZ Head-to-Head Records

England vs New Zealand 1st Test (Image Credits: Twitter)
England vs New Zealand 1st Test (Image Credits: Twitter)

Overall – 109

ENG Won – 50

NZ Won – 12 

 Draw – 47

Recent Venue Records (Headingley, Leeds) 

Headingley
Headingley. Image: AP

STATS – Test

Total matches 79

Matches won batting first 29

Matches won bowling first 32

Average 1st Inns scores 304

Average 2nd Inns scores 292

Average 3rd Inns scores 241

Average 4th Inns scores 166

Highest total recorded 653/4 (193 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest total recorded 61/10 (26.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG

Who Will Score Most Runs For England – Jos Root/ Ben Stokes

Who Will Take Most Wickets For England – James Anderson / Stuart Broad

Who Will Score Most Runs For New Zealand – Kane Williamson / Tom Latham 

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For New Zealand – Trent Boult / Trent Boult

ENG vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between England And New Zealand, New Zealand Tour of England 2022, 3rd Test

England have won the first two Tests very convincingly and are favourites to win the last Test match as well. They can very well win the series 3-0.

Also Read: Updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table After England vs New Zealand 1st Test

Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.