The England vs New Zealand, 1st Test will start at Lord’s from June 2. Both these teams have different motives behind playing this Test series, While England will be looking to re-establish their supremacy at home in the long format, New Zealand will take the series as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming World Test Championship final against India. In this article, we will write about the match prediction details.
England on paper looks the weaker of the two teams having lost out their key players ahead of the first Test. Test regulars Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are nursing injuries, while the likes of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow have all been rested for this tour after completing their mandatory quarantine since returning from the IPL. An injury concern to skipper Joe Root has mounted problems for the side.
New Zealand, meanwhile are on a good run having qualified for the WTC 2021 final. They have beaten teams like West Indies, Pakistan in the process.
England vs New Zealand, 1st Test- Match Prediction
Head To Head Stats
Both teams have been playing Test cricket for the last 89 years. Over the years England have had an upper hand over the Kiwis. In the last four years, England have not won a Test match against the Kiwis having played four Tests in the meantime.
England have won just two Test match in their last five games while New Zealand have won their last six Test matches on the bounce.
Matches Played Overall- 105
England Won– 48
New Zealand – Won 11
England Win %– 45.7%
New Zealand Win %– 10.4%
Toss Prediction: Win the toss, bowl first
Average first innings score – 312
Average second innings score – 298
Who Will Score Most Runs For England-Joe Root
Who Will Take Most Wickets For England-James Anderson/Stuart Broad
Who Will Score Most Runs For New Zealand -Kane Williamson/Ross Taylor
Who Will Take Most Wickets For New Zealand-Tim Southee/Trent Boult
Who Will Win The Match-Match Prediction
New Zealand looks like the stronger team on paper with the availability of all their senior players. They have a good balance in both batting and bowling departments as compared to England. New Zealand are most likely to win the contest if the rain does not play spoilsport.