New Zealand takes on England in the second test in Birmingham. Before New Zealand will face off against India in the finals of the World Test Championship. The Series of England v/s New Zealand is currently tied.
The first test between the two teams ended in a draw with Devon Conway winning the man of the match. Notable performances by Tim Southee and Rory Burns.
The England cricket board is under controversy by the people and media after suspending Ollie Robinson for his derogatory comments on racism and sexuality, which he passed a long time ago. After that, the board has also started investigating other player’s comments on social media.
New Zealand has suffered a blow after losing their captain Kane Williamson due to injury for the test. Michael Stantner would also be missing the fame after suffering a cut in his hand. The good news for the blackcaps is that Trent Boult would be returning to the line-up. Tim Southee is likely to be rested to manage his workload and keep him fresh ahead of the WTC Finals. Tom Latham would be leading the New Zealand team in the absence of their captain Kane Williamson.
Probable playing 11
• England – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope, James Bracey (wk), Craig Overton/ Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
• New Zealand – Tom Latham(c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson.