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England’s home Test summer is set to kickstart on Wednesday (June 2) as they take on New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in the series opener of the two-Test series.
England’s home Test summer is set to kickstart on Wednesday (June 2) as they take on New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in the series opener of the two-Test series. The match will be the first at the Lord’s since Ashes 2019 as the iconic venue couldn’t host a single match in the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first Test between England and New Zealand will have around 7500 spectators per day in the stands as UK continue to ease lockdown restrictions.
The England outfit will be missing some familiar faces in the playing XI. While some of the big names have been rested due to their involvement in the first phase of IPL 2021, the likes of Ben Foakes, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are missing due to injury.
England vs New Zealand 1st Test will begin at 3:30 pm on Wednesday.
England vs New Zealand 1st Test match will be telecasted on SonySix in India.
England vs New Zealand 1st Test can be streamed on the SonyLiv App and Website.
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