New Zealand vs England – Wednesday 19th November – Monday 25th November
Who? New Zealand vs England in the first Test of a two-match Test Series in Tauranga and Auckland
Where? Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
When? From 22:00 GMT, Wednesday 19th November 2019 (Live on Sky Sports Cricket)
The Two-Match Test Series between New Zealand and England add to the close and competitive rivalry the two nations have generated of recent times.
The weather forecast is encouraging for the five days of the First Test. England will have adjusted to the conditions having spent some time in the Oceania-based nation playing two tour games. The hosts have not lost in their last nine home tests, however, including beating England in March 2018.
There are five matches will be held at the Bay Oval in the stunning Mount Maunganui. The Blackcaps record at that ground is strong, with T20 and ODI wins over Bangladesh, West Indies, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. They have lost their last two ODIs against Sri Lanka at Bay Oval, however.
Even with no World Test Championship points on the line, England have named a strong squad. The likes of Sam Curran come in and Dom Sibley in line to make his Test debut for England. Sibley is the only play to score over 1,000 runs in County cricket this summer.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling
England: Joe Root (C), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes
Nov 10th 2019 – New Zealand 146:146 England
Nov 8th 2019 – New Zealand 165:241 England
Nov 5th 2019 – New Zealand 180:166 England
Nov 3rd 2019 – New Zealand 176:155 England
Nov 1st 2019 – New Zealand 153:154 England
*odds as of November 19th at 11:58 GMT and subject to change
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