England vs New Zealand 2021 Test Series: The two-match Test series between England and New Zealand is all set to begin from June 2nd. The summer of cricket begins with this test series. It is a great opportunity for New Zealand to prepare themselves ahead of the World Test Championship Final (WTC), against India at Southampton.
England will be playing its first test outside of Manchester and Southampton, since the COVID-19 outbreak. Both the venues had hotels inside the stadium which helped England in maintaining safe and secure bio-bubbles. The iconic Lord’s cricket ground will host the first test, and the second test will be played at Edgbaston.
England vs New Zealand Test Series 2021 Full Details
England vs New Zealand – Head-to-Head
Overall matches played – 105
England – 48
New Zealand – 11
Draw – 46
England vs New Zealand – Schedule
1st Test : June 2nd to 6th at Lord’s cricket ground, London.
2nd Test : June 10th to 14th at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
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Joe Root (c), James Anderson, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Haseeb Hameed.
New Zealand Squad
Kane Williamson (c), Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Jacob Duffy, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner.
England’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Ben Foakes was ruled out of the series, on Wednesday, due to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings and opener Haseeb Hameed.
Spectators are also allowed for the second Test at Edgbaston. This test match is a part of the UK government’s pilot project in a bid to understand the pros and cons of mass participation. The ticket holders will have to present a negative COVID-19 report from an NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test, completed within the last 24 hours. All ticketholders must be above 16. Social distancing has to be maintained, although it is not mandatory to wear a mask inside the stadium.
🏴 vs 🇳🇿 | England’s updated squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand ↘️ pic.twitter.com/V8MeMjw4Yu
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) May 26, 2021