March 21, 2018
| On 3 years ago

ENG vs NZ 1st Test Dream 11 Predictions – Fantasy Team News

By Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

England Vs New Zealand 1st Test Match Prediction

When and where:

After the conclusion of 5 matches ODI series, both the teams have now shifted their focus towards the test series. England will play two test matches from tomorrow to April 03. The first test match starts tomorrow(March 22). The match will be played at Eden Park, Auckland from 02:00 PM Local or 06:30 AM IST.

Recent form:

ENG-L, W, W, L, W

NZ- W, L, L, W, L

ENG Vs NZ Team News:

Ross Taylor is fully fit and will definitely play in tomorrow’s match. BJ Watling and Todd Astle too get a chance as NZ skipper Kane Williamson has named the plying 11 for tomorrow’s game. Astle replaces injured Mitchell Santner.

England is yet to confirm the playing 11. However, most probably England will enter the field with 5 man attack i.e. Ben Stokes will come in.

ENG Vs NZ Probable Playing 11:


Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Chris Woakes, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Mark Stoneman, James Anderson


Kane Williamson (c), Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Todd Astle, Jeet Raval, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

ENG Vs NZ Players to look out for:

Ross Taylor was in a great form in ODI series. All the eyes will be on him for New Zealand. Kane Williamson, Tom Lathom, Henry Nicholls, and Tim Southee are the others who will be important.

Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes, Joe Root and A Cook will be the key players for England.

Pitch Report:

As per the groundsmen, the wicket has a bit of grass than usual. However, the Eden Park is a slowish wicket and favors batting.

Venue Stats:

Avg 1st inn score-323

Avg 2nd inn score-304

Avg 3rd inn score-226

Avg 4th inn score-153

Highest Total-621/5 (200.1 Ov) by RSA vs NZ

Lowest Total-26/10 (27 Ov) by NZ vs Eng

Highest Chased-348/5 (69 Ov) by WI vs NZ

Lowest Defended-77/10 (45.1 Ov) by WI vs NZ

ENG Vs NZ Match Prediction/Who will win?

The first pink ball day-night test match in New Zealand begins tomorrow. After winning the ODI series by 3-2 England will now look to repeat the same in the test series. However, it won’t be that much easy. Kane Williamson and co. have a stronger batting line-up and a sheer pace attack which can outcast any opposition. However, with the likes of Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes, England too would be thinking to give a tough fight to the hosts. So, let’s see who takes an edge. Moreover, NZ will be favorites.

ENG Vs NZ Dream 11 Fantasy Team Predictions

Click here for SA vs AUS 3rd Test Match Predictions

Disclaimer- The ENG vs NZ match preview we are providing here is based on our research and understanding. Team management will have the final call. So, we suggest you to pick your playing 11. You can also go with the above-provided dream 11 ENG vs NZ fantasy team. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an update from us.

Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*