The New Zealand cricket team are touring England in June 2021 to play two Test matches against the England cricket team. The following month, England named their Test squad, with several players rested following their participation in the 2021 Indian Premier League. Today we will discuss about England vs New Zealand: World Cup| 2021| Prediction.
England vs New Zealand: World Cup| 2021| Prediction…
The first Test ended in a draw, after no play was possible on the third day due to rain. Devon Conway, on his Test debut for New Zealand, scored 200 runs in the first innings. In the second Test, James Anderson played in his 162nd match, becoming the most capped player for England in Test cricket.
|New Zealand cricket team in England in 2021|
|Dates||2 – 14 June 2021|
|Captains||Joe Root||Kane Williamson|
The two teams were tied on 241 runs at the end of the match, resulting in a Super Over being played to break the tie. On the final ball of New Zealand’s Super Over, after equalling the 15 runs England managed in their over, Martin Guptill attempted to score the winning run but was run out by Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, meaning the Super Over was also tied. England won on the boundary count-back rule, having scored 26 boundaries to New Zealand’s 17, thus becoming Cricket World Cup winners for the first time.
Ahead of the Test series, New Zealand were scheduled to play a tour match against Somerset. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand would play a two-day intra-squad match instead. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson were named as the captains of each side. On 17 May 2021, the majority of New Zealand’s squad arrived in England.
In the second and final Test match of this 2-match Test series, England take on the visitors New Zealand. The match is of little value to both teams as the match is not a part of the upcoming cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC).
However, New Zealand will be looking to capitalize on their good performance in the first Test and thereby have some good momentum ahead of the all-important WTC final against India. The second Test will be taking place at Edgbaston, Birmingham.