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England vs New Zealand Test series : Head to head stats, schedule, streaming details and all you need to know

England will be without the services of Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, who are recovering from injuries

Kane Williamson and Joe Root
Kane Williamson and Joe Root ( Image Credit: Twitter)

England are set to host New Zealand for a two-match Test series that gets underway from June 2.  England’s last Test series was against India which they lost by a 3-1 margin. They won the first Test by 227 runs but were bamboozled by the Indian spinners in the next three. New Zealand, on the other hand, last played against Pakistan in December 2020 and comprehensively defeated the visitors in both games. 

England will be without the services of Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, who are recovering from injuries. Also, Ben Foakes was ruled out of the series after tearing his left hamstring. They have also given the IPL bound stars a break from this series. The visitors, however, will go in with a full strength squad.

Talking about their recent form, New Zealand have managed to win their last four matches while England have won just one of their last four games. A lot is at stake thus both teams will be keen to win the series.

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Here is all you need to know about England vs New Zealand Tests

Head to head stats

Both teams have clashed in 105 Tests, with England winning 48 of those. New Zealand have picked up victories on 11 occasions while the remaining 46 matches ended in draws.

Match Schedule

Date: June 2 – June 6

Match:  England vs New Zealand 1st Test

Venue: Lords, London

Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL, 03:30 PM IST

Date: June 10 – June 14

Match: England vs New Zealand 2nd Test

Venue: Edgbaston Birmingham

Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL, 03:30 PM IST

Where to Watch – Viewers from England and New Zealand can watch the match on Sky Sports and Sky Sports New Zealand respectively. In India, Sony Sports will telecast the matches. Fans in USA and Canada can watch the matches on Hotstar

England vs New Zealand Test series squads

England

Joe Root(c), James Anderson, Sam Billings, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Mark Wood

New Zealand

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

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