Test cricket resumes as England host New Zealand for a two-match series starting June 2 at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London. The caravan then moves to Trent Bridge for the 2nd Test before the Kiwis lock horns with India in the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton.
The host is stepping into its home season on the back of 3-1 loss against India in the five-match rubber during February-March in India. The Joe Root-led side will test its bench strength ahead of Ashes 2021-22 in Australia later this year and so some big players have been rested.
On the other hand, New Zealand have already begun their preparation for the Test series following their quarantine. They will look to test their strength in these two games ahead of the World Test Championship final.
England vs New Zealand full schedule and match timings
|1st Test||June 2-6||3:30 PM||Lord’s cricket ground, London|
|2nd Test||June 10-14||3:30 PM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
England vs New Zealand head to head in Tests
- Overall: 105
- England won: 48
- New Zealand won: 11
- Draw: 46
Weather condition in England at this time of the year
It has been observed that at the start of the summer season, in June, England receives afternoon showers frequently. The inclement weather during this time of year in England may play spoilsport during England vs New Zealand series.
England squad: Joe Root, James Anderson, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Mark Wood.
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson, 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.
Live streaming details
Sony Sports Network will live telecast the England vs New Zealand Test matches on its Sony SIX channel. While the live streaming of the ENG vs NZ Tests will take place on the Sony LIV app and website from June 2 at 3:30 pm (IST)