England vs New Zealand, 1st Test- Match Prediction
England vs New Zealand, 1st Test- Match Prediction.

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.

England Cricket Team
England Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

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

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI
New Zealand. Photo Credit: (ICC)


Who Will Score Most Runs For England-Joe Root

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

New Zealand

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.

Also Read: ICC WTC Final: Brendon McCullum Names His Favourites Between India And New Zealand

Anshuman Roy

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