England will begin a new era under captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum when they take on World Test Champions New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s on June 2. Stokes was named as England Test captain after Joe Root stepped down while McCullum replaced Chris Silverwood as England’s red-ball coach.
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Day 3: As it stands out, England need 61 more to win after posting 216/5 at Stumps on Day 3 in pursuit of a 277-run target set by New Zealand. Joe Root will resume his innings at 77 while Ben Foakes will accompany him with an unbeaten 9. Ben Stokes' 54 alongside that of Root lifted England from 69/4 earlier.
Day 2: An unbeaten partnership of 180 runs between Tom Blundell (90 not out) and Daryl Mitchell (97 not out) put New Zealand in a commanding position at Stumps on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test against England. After conceding a first-innings lead of 9 runs to the Three Lions, the Black Caps were 56/4 at one stage as Matty Potts (2/50) once again found himself among wickets. However, Blundell and Mitchell took New Zealand out of hot water.
Day 1: Four-wicket hauls from England debutant Maty Potts (4/13) and veteran James Anderson (4/66) helped the Three Lions bundle out New Zealand for 132 on Day 1 of the first Test between the sides at Lord’s. In return, two wickets apiece from Trent Boult (2/15), Kyle Jamieson (2/20) and Tim Southee (2/40) helped Black Caps bounce back and reduce England to 116/7 by the end of the day. England trail by 16 runs.
New Zealand have opted to bat first after Kane Williamson won the toss.
England have announced their squad for the first Test against New Zealand with veteran fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad returning to the side. The England vs New Zealand first Test match will start at 3:30 PM IST.
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England will also have a new face in Matthew Potts alongside the two veterans in the bowling attack to complete the lineup of seamers. Jonny Bairstow was selected at No. 5, meaning in-form Yorkshire batter Harry Brook must wait for his Test debut.
England has won just one of its last 17 Tests. On the other hand, New Zealand will welcome the return of skipper Kane Williamson, who wasn’t seen in whites since last November. New Zealand have announced a 15-member squad for the first game with the addition of Michael Bracewell as 16th man.
Bracewell is covering for Henry Nicholls who is in doubt for the first Test as he is still recovering from a right calf injury. Trent Boult is due to arrive in London on Monday and is considered unlikely to be available for the first Test.
New Zealand played two four-day warm-up games heading into the first Test. While the visitors drew the first game against Sussex, New Zealand lost to County Select XI in their second by seven wickets.
England have played 107 Test matches against New Zealand so far winning 48 out of them. 12 Tests have ended in draws while the rest were won by New Zealand. At home, England have played 56 times against New Zealand winning 30 out of them. New Zealand won six times in England while the rest ended in draws.
England: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Foakes(w), Matty Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.