The final match of the 3 Test match series ENG vs NZ will begin at Headingly, Leeds and Kiwis will leave no stone unturned to avoid from getting whitewashed. The way home team pulled back the game at Nottingham was quiet disappointing for the visitors. Kiwis were shocked by the Stokes and company on the final day of the test.
Since their win at World Test Championship last year, New Zealand have not tasted much success in the test, and they are completely looking out of form in the longest format of the game.
Newly appointed captain, Ben Stokes is having a great time as his side have beaten visitors in both the games he has led. He will be definitely aiming for a 3-0 whitewash to make his captaincy career memorable.
Alex Lees played well at top of the order and England would be hoping that his partner Zak Crawley to have good time with the bat in the final game of the series. The presence of Ollie Pope and Joe Root makes middle order formidable. After a sensational hundred down the order, Jonny Bairstow has cemented his place in the team. He will be well supported by skipper, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes.
It is clear that Jamie Overton is set to debut at Headingley. Matty Potts and Jack Leach did well in the second innings of the game, and this should boost their confidence.
Kane Williamson will be leading his side and will hope that his side would enter the field with a motivation to save the test and their pride. Tom Latham and Will Young will have to put a great effort to provide a good start at Headingley. Williamson’s return is a big positive for the Kiwis and he will have the responsibility to lead his team so that they can set up a good total in case they get the chance to bat first.
The trio of Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell forms a reliable middle order for the Kiwis and will need to step up in a pride saving game.
The last game visitors lost was due to their poor bowling show. Trent Boult stood as a lone warrior in bowling department. However, he will need to support from Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry with the new ball.
Date – 23rd June 2022.
Timings – 3:30 PM (IST), 11:00 AM (Local).
Venue – Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.
Tournament – New Zealand tour of England, 2022.
Format – Test
We can expect full game without any rain interruption on the starting day. However, for next four days, Leeds can witness light rain that should not create much interruption in the entire the test match.
If we look at the condition of the pitch at Headingley, it varies greatly and offers great seam when there are cloudy conditions. As the weather is not much promising except the starting day of the game, we can see fast bowlers having a great time out there.
Here are the test matches stats of Headingley Cricket Ground –
Total Matches – 79
Matches won by batting first – 29
Matches won by bowling first – 32
Avg. 1st Innings Score – 304
Avg. 2nd Innings Score – 292
Avg. 3rd Innings Score – 241
Avg. 4th Innings Score – 166
Highest total recorded – 653/4 (193 overs) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest total recorded – 61/10 (26.2 overs) by WI vs ENG
ENG vs NZ Toss Strategy – Win the toss, bat first
As the weather is not so promising so batting will get difficult as the days will pass. Team winning the toss should opt to bat first to make the best use of the weather conditions.
Probable Playing 11 for England
- Alex Lees
- Zak Crawley
- Ollie Pope
- Joe Root
- Jonny Bairstow
- Ben Stokes (C)
- Ben Foakes (WK)
- Stuart Broad
- Matty Potts
- Jack Leach
- Jamie Overton
Probable Playing 11 For New Zealand
- Tom Latham
- Will Young
- Devon Conway
- Kane Williamson (C)
- Daryl Mitchell
- Tom Blundell (WK)
- Michael Bracewell
- Tim Southee
- Matt Henry
- Kyle Jamieson
- Trent Boult
ENG vs NZ Best Picks for Dream11
We have selected some players who can perform better in this match, and you can select them in your fantasy team –
- Joe Root
- Ben Stokes
- Trent Boult
- Tom Blundell
- Stuart Broad
ENG vs NZ Bet 365 Odds Comparison Case Study
As per the latest odds, England is currently placed at 2.00. If we calculate the winning percentage of England team at these odds, then it comes out to be 50 percent.
A draw is placed at 3.40. The chances of draw at these odds are 29.11 percent.
New Zealand is currently placed at 3.75. If we calculate the winning percentage of New Zealand team at these odds, then it comes out to be 26.66 percent.
Back England to win or draw.