ENG vs NZ 3rd Test: Match Preview, Head to Head, Playing XI and Broadcast Details

England vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Match Preview, Head to Head, Playing XI and Broadcast Details

England will be eyeing a series whitewash in the third Test match.

England cricket team
England cricket team. (Photo by DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images)

After bagging the series in the second Test match, the confident English side will take on New Zealand in the third and final Test match to be played at Headingley, Leeds between June 23 and June 27. The Three Lions will want to win the final match as well and complete a dominating series victory over the Kiwis.

The home side has ticked all the boxes and has done exceptionally well in all three departments of the game. Under the new leadership of Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum, England are trying to play a new brand of aggressive cricket and it was evident during the second match of the series. To note, England chased down a total of 299 runs in just 50 overs with Jonny Bairstow completely thrashing the Kiwi bowlers.

On a positive note for the Kiwi side, the batter Daryl Mitchell enters the final Test with two centuries already to his name. The right-handed batter fell ten runs short of a double hundred in the Trent Bridge Test. Some other batters, including wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell, Will Young, and Devon Conway, have also made some vital contributions with the bat.

Pitch Conditions

The Headingley wicket is expected to assist the pacers early on and the batters need to be very cautious while dealing with the new ball. Skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first and use the conditions to their benefit. The pitch might get better for batting as the game progresses.

Playing Combinations for ENG vs NZ

England

Veteran pacer James Anderson has been rested for the third and final Test match with Jamie Overton to make his debut after doing well in the domestic circuit.

Playing XI – Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Jamie Overton, Stuart Broad, Matt Potts, Jack Leach.

New Zealand

The visitors are expected to get a boost in their batting department as their permanent skipper Kane Williamson is expected to return to the squad for the final Test match.

Predicted XI – Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

ENG vs NZ Head to Head

Played – 109 | England – 50 | New Zealand – 12

ENG vs NZ Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 3:30 PM IST

Live Streaming – Sony Six and Sony LIV app