ENG vs NZ 2nd Test | Match Preview
After a gripping tussle in the first Test match, England and New Zealand are all set to square off heads in the deciding second Test match at Edgbaston. The first Test ended in a draw after England showed a lack of intent to chase down the target in the final two sessions on Day 5 at Lord's. This will be a crucial encounter for the Kiwis before the inaugural WTC final against India in Southampton later this month. New Zealand will aim to gain an optimum result from the 2nd Test against England before going for the WTC showdown.
Our first Test of the summer ends in a draw 🏴🇳🇿
Great to be back @HomeofCricket in front of fans 👏
The series will be decided at Edgbaston next week 🏏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 6, 2021
On the other hand, formidable England will make an effort to seize the series on their soil as it is a matter of prominence. This will revue their confidence after getting pummeled by India badly in the last away series. Both teams are brimming with conviction and will pounce against each other to accomplish their dominance. Also, beating England in its own den will give a stimulus for the visiting team for the WTC finale.
Here's a closer look at further details from the ENG vs NZ 2nd Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham:
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Schedule, Timings, and Venue
The second ENG vs NZ Test match starts on June 10. The five-day fixture will be played out at the famous ground at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Traditionally, the pitch favors the seamers and thus it can be expected to be a classic red-cricket bout. The live cricket action begins at 3:30 PM IST (11 AM Local Time/ 10 AMT GMT). The toss will be held 30 minutes before the start of play.
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Live Telecast and Streaming Details – When and Where to Watch ENG vs NZ 2nd Test match
England vs New Zealand 2nd Test match will be broadcasted live on Sony Six in India. Cricket lovers can also witness live-streaming on the Sony Liv app or website. In England, Sky Sports will telecast the live match. Whereas, in New Zealand, Spark Sport NZ will televise the contest. Let's check out the list of telecast and live-streaming details for the England vs New Zealand second Test:
India: Sony LIV and Sony SIX
New Zealand: Sparkz Sports NZ
England: Sky Sports Cricket
USA: Willow TV
Canada: Willow TV
Australia: Fox Sports
Pakistan: Ten Sports Pakistan
ENG vs NZ head to head record in Test Cricket
- Matches Played: 106
- England won: 48
- New Zealand won: 11
- Draw: 47
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Probable Playing XIs
Speaking about the most probable XIs, England and New Zealand can try some modifications in the team combination from the first Test match. However, the chances are very slim. On the England side, Ollie Robinson most likely to sit outside due to the latest controversy. He might face a fine and ban for controversial tweets from 2012 which are alleged to be racist and sexist.
The visitors also faced a huge blow ahead of the 2nd Test after skipper Kane Williamson was ruled out due to his elbow injury. Tom Latham will lead the side as a stand-in captain. And Will Young will replace Williamson at No.3 in the batting order. New Zealand coach even hinted that Trent Boult is likely to be available for the 2nd Test starting June 10. Here's the probable playing XIs:
England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Tom Latham (C), Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner.