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Brilliant New Zealand.

After all, who could be surprised at their fantastic effort in the first Test? They have been outstanding in Test cricket over the past three years, somewhat debunking the view that rankings don’t always provide an accurate representation of the best teams.

An accurate view of England, however, remains their struggles overseas. This time, they had the pace and aggression of Jofra Archer. A new look batting lineup. The confidence of a good Ashes campaign; bar the presence of Steve Smith, who many believe is the best since Bradman.

However, for the fifth time in three years, England lost an overseas Test by an innings after scoring over 345 in their first dig. With the Hamilton track expected to provide more assistance than Mount Maunganui, it is down to Joe Root and his bowlers to lead the way to salvage the series.

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Key to a New Zealand win

There will be no Trent Boult for New Zealand. However, their effort without him on the final day in Mount Maunganui highlighted New Zealand’s depth and quality. The superb Neil Wagner, wily Tim Southee and likely inclusion Matt Henry will have key roles to play, given that Colin de Grandhomme, crucial in the first Test, will also be out.

Also, it must be a great feeling to have BJ Watling to fall back on when in a sticky situation. The best Test keeper-batsman in the world was at it again in Mount Maunganui, after the top order flattered to deceive a little. Indeed, this is an area for New Zealand to improve, particularly against a potentially-tired attack, led by Latham, Williamson and Taylor.

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Key to an England win

The Kookaburra ball is England’s biggest enemy. Perhaps an even bigger enemy than Australia. Their 201-over stay in the field brought back memories of their struggles overseas in the past few years, with the seamers in particular unable to provide impact with the Kookaburra ball.

Stuart Broad was ineffective. Jofra Archer toiled for over 40 overs. Sam Curran needs to find movement in the air. Also, with such a short turnaround between Tests, Jack Leach might have a crucial role to play in holding up an end, so the seamers can be rotated.

So, Joe Root needs to manage his bowlers well. Along with producing more with the bat. His average as captain has crept below 40, with 2019 itself yielding a paltry average of 28. For a player of his class, Root needs to deliver more, along with the rest of the batting lineup that gave away a number of starts in Mount Maunganui.

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Possible Playing 11

Colin de Grandhomme and Trent Boult have been ruled out. Daryl Mitchell and Matt Henry could line up. Mitchell has been in good touch, scoring 170* for Northern District last month.

New Zealand: 1. Jeet Raval, 2. Tom Latham, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Henry Nicholls, 6. Daryl Mitchell, 7. BJ Watling (wk), 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Tim Southee, 10. Matt Henry, 11. Neil Wagner

England were forced to do plenty of work in the field in the last Test. To create further headaches, Jos Buttler hurt his back in the gym, rendering him doubtful.

England: 1. Rory Burns, 2. Dominic Sibley, 3. Joe Denly, 4. Joe Root (c), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Ollie Pope, 7. Jos Buttler (wk), 8. Sam Curran, 9. Jack Leach, 10. Jofra Archer, 11. Stuart Broad

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Pitch and Conditions

There is a chance of showers throughout the Test, including the first morning. In regards to the pitch, George Dobell, England’s ESPNCricinfo Correspondent, has been providing updates.

The track has a green tinge to it. There is a good chance the team who wins the toss will bowl first, as that is when the most movement can be extracted. Like often the case in New Zealand, the wicket can flatten out on days two, three and four.

Stats and Facts

  • England are still without a Test win in New Zealand since 2008.
  • Ross Taylor (908 runs at 50.44) and Kane Williamson (879 at 73.25) love Seddon Park.
  • Tim Southee has taken 44 wickets at 21.45 at Hamilton. Neil Wagner also enjoys the ground, boasting 28 wickets at 24.78.
  • Joe Root in Tests 2019: 10 matches, 548 runs, average: 27.40.
  • New Zealand have won five of their past six Tests at Hamilton.

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

Can England take 20 wickets? Moreover, can their batting cope under significant pressure?

The answer to both questions looks to be no. While they have talent in their ranks, New Zealand look mighty strong at home. Provided the weather holds, the Black Caps are a good bet for a win.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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