England Cricket Team will look to seal the series when they face New Zealand in the 3rd T20I match that will take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 3rd September 2023. It was a dominating performance by the England team at Old Trafford, Manchester with England posting 198 for 4 in 20 overs.
Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brooks put up an excellent partnership to help the host post a brilliant total. Bairstow remained not out on 86 off 60 deliveries while Brooks scored 67 off 36 balls. Gus Atkinson made a dream debut picking up 4 wickets.
On the other hand, New Zealand looked ordinary as Mitchell Santer was the pick with Ish Sodhi picking 2 wickets but went at 11 runs per over. After a decent start, they could not stem the flow of runs and conceded a lot of runs. In the batting department, Tim Seifert was the top scorer with 39 dismissed for 103 in 13.5 overs.
Details– England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I
Venue– Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date and Time– 3rd September, 7.00 PM
The first T20I match was played in 2010. It has hosted 6 men’s T20I matches. India and England faced each other in July 2022. India posted 170 for the loss of 8 wickets before the bowlers defended brilliantly.
The team batting first has won all six times. The average first innings total in men’s T20I at this venue has been 180 while the average 2nd total is 157. It promises to be another exciting encounter with England could eventually win the series.
The captain winning the toss would likely bat first and post a decent total before the bowlers take over the charge in this encounter.
Probable Playing XI – England (Eng) vs New Zealand (NZ)
Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson.
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santer, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson.
Fantasy Team Selection – England vs NZ
Team 1– Jonny Bairstow (C), Finn Allen, Harry Brook, Glenn Phillps, Moeen Ali, Mark Chapman, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Santer (VC), Adil Rashid, Tim Southee, Brydon Carse.
Team 2– Wil Jacks, Finn Allen, Dawid Malan, Tim Seifert, Jos Buttler (C), Daryl Mitchell, Sam Curran, Ish Sodhi, Sam Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Gus Atkinson.