New Zealand is touring England for a 3 match Test series and today was the Day 1 of the 1st Test. The match is taking place at Lords Stadium in London. All the players have returned to their home after the IPL and have started playing for their country in international matches again.
Ben Stokes is the new captain of the England’s Test team as he replaced Joe Root. This is his first match as the captain and the first day started in the favor of England team but as the Day came to an end the position of both the teams was equal.
In the 1st Test, Joe Root and Ben Foakes’ amazing partnership on the 4th day helped England win the first match of the series. New Zealand gave a tough fight but in order to win the series they cant lose any match.
The toss on England’s side today and they opted to bowl first. Looking at the pitch conditions and knowing the pitch so well Ben Stokes decided to try to stop New Zealand’s batsman first and then smash their bowlers. As Kane Williamson has tested positive for Covid-19 he will not play the second test and Tom Latham has been announced as the captain of the team.
Check out the squads of both the teams:
Our XI for the second Test!
We've won the toss and will bowl first.
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The XI for the 2nd Test against @englandcricket at @TrentBridge. Michael Bracewell will make his Test debut and Matt Henry and Henry Nicholls come back into the side 🏏 Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport and listen on @senz_radio 📲 #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/sCXBfd8nBq
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