ENG vs NZL: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report For 2nd Test

ENG vs NZL: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report For 2nd Test

Devon Conway scored a magnificent half-century in the previous clash.

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details

The second and final game of the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand will be played at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.

This match will start at 3:30 PM IST, and fans can switch to Sony Sports Network to catch the live-action.

Preview

The first Test at Lord’s was primarily affected by rain, and subsequently, the result was a draw. However, New Zealand looked better of the two sides as the home team never looked fighting for victory. Opener Devon Conway scored a sensational double century on Test debut while Tim Southee took a six-wicket haul.

However, the Blackcaps will miss the services of their regular skipper Kane Williamson due to an elbow injury. Tom Latham will lead the Kiwis in his absence. On the other hand, England need to change their approach to emerge victorious. Veterans like skipper Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad need to make a significant mark to upset the visitors.

Probable Playing XIs

England

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope, James Bracey (wk), Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson

New Zealand

Tom Latham, Devon Conway (C), Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner/ Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner

Captaincy Picks

Devon Conway

As mentioned above, Devon Conway made a dream start to his Test career by scoring a double ton at the mecca of cricket. The southpaw looked comfortable against the swinging deliveries, and his aggressive approach kept the Three Lions under the pump. Although the Edgbaston track is known to favour the pacers, Conway would be determined to replicate his heroics.

Joe Root

Although the England captain couldn’t play a big knock in the first Test, he got a couple of 40s. Root brilliantly tackled the likes of Tim Southee and Neil Wagner and played some glorious shots. However, the skipper now has the onus to put up a massive score and take his side over the line.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Joe Root (C), Tom Latham

3-Player Team

Stuart Broad, Devon Conway (C), Neil Wagner

4-Player Team

Tim Southee (C), Kyle Jamieson, Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley

11-Player Team

Tom Latham, Devon Conway (C), Joe Root (VC), Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Stuart Broad, Kyle Jamieson

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.