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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report for 3rd Test England vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction

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ENG vs NZ Dream11: England and New Zealand face off in the third and final Test of the three-match series. Hosts England have already sealed the series with two wins. They won the first Test by five wickets and the second one by the same margin in what was a thrilling contest. New Zealand, on the other hand, will aim to finish the series on a high. They will want to play competitive cricket and take home a consolation victory in this third Test.

ENG vs NZ 3rd Test Match Details

England vs New Zealand 3rd Test

23 June – 27 June, 3:30 PM IST

Headingly, Leeds, England.

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Pitch Report

The wicket at this venue is good for batting early on with an average first innings total of 304. Chasing is difficult at this venue with the average fourth-innings total being 166.

Last result at the venue

The last Test at this venue was played in August 2021 between England and India. Hosts England won the match by an innings and 76 runs.

Form Guide

England: WWLDD

New Zealand: LLLWW

(Last 5 Test matches)

England Playing 11

  • After having won the series 2-0, England are likely to rest James Anderson or Stuart Broad. Jamie Overton is likely in line to make his Test debut.
  • Matthew Potts may also miss the third Test with the reason being workload management.
  • The hosts could bring in Craig Overton as well, should they decide to rest both James Anderson and Stuart Broad for this Test.

Alex Lees

Zak Crawley

Ollie Pope

Joe Root

Jonny Bairstow

Ben Stokes (c)

Ben Foakes (wk)

Matthew Potts

Jack Leach

Stuart Broad/Craig Overton

James Anderson/Jamie Overton

Joe Root Stats in Test

Joe Root’s stats in Test cricket against New Zealand are impressive. He has scored 1297 runs from 28 innings against the blackcaps with an average of 48.04. The root is in brilliant form with the bat, having scored two hundred in the ongoing series with the best score of 176. He is a player to watch out for in this match as well and will be keen to put up another good performance.

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against NZ Batting Average
119 10194 3,176*,115*,11,5 3,176,115*,11,11 51.34

Ben Stokes Stats in Test

Ben Stokes has scored 652 runs and picked up nine wickets against New Zealand in Test cricket. He is in decent form with the bat in this series, scoring 176 runs from four innings at an average of 58.66 with two half-centuries as well. Stokes is handy with the ball as well and England will expect their skipper to come up with a good all-round show in this game.

Matches Played Runs/Wickets Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against NZ Batting Average/Bowling Average
81 5237/177 75* & 0/62, 46 & 2/85, 54 & 0/43, 1 & 1/5, 4 & DNB 75* & 0/62, 46 & 2/85, 54 & 0/43, 1 & 1/5, DNB & 0/58 36.37/32.68

New Zealand Playing 11

  • Cam Fletcher sustained an injury and has been ruled out of the squad. Wicket-keeper batter Dane Cleaver has replaced him.
  • Kyle Jamieson will also miss the third Test following a back injury. Pacer Blair Tickner replaces him in the squad.
  • Devon Conway and Michael Bracewell tested COVID positive and their availability is subject to full recovery. New Zealand have not announced any replacements for the duo. Skipper Kane Williamson missed the second Test after testing positive as well and is doubtful for the final Test.

Tom Latham (c)

Will Young

Devon Conway (if fit)

Henry Nicholls

Daryl Mitchell

Tom Blundell (wk)

Dane Cleaver

Blair Tickner

Tim Southee

Trent Boult

Matt Henry

Tom Blundell Stats in Test

Tom Blundell’s Stats in Tests against England are promising. He has scored 274 runs from five innings at an average of 54.80. Blundell has scored 240 runs from four innings in the ongoing series, averaging 60. He also scored a century in the first innings of the second Test and is in fine form with the willow.

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against ENG Batting Average
19 1049 24,106,96,14,44 24,106,96,14, DNB 37.46

Trent Boult Stats in Test

Trent Boult’s Stats in Test cricket against England are phenomenal. He has picked up 66 wickets at an average of 24.21 and a strike rate of 52.18. Boult is also the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in the ongoing series with 12 scalps from four innings. He will certainly be a threat to the English batters and has an important role to play in the absence of Kyle Jamieson.

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against ENG Bowling average
77 313 3/94, 5/106, 1/73, 3/21, 0/42 3/94, 5/106, 1/73, 3/21, 2/34 27.31

Who will win England vs New Zealand 3rd Test today match?

England have already sealed the series with wins in the first and second Test. They won the second Test by five wickets to win the series. England lost their previous Test series against West Indies 0-1.

Meanwhile, New Zealand conceded the series as their troubles continue after losing a few key players. They have drawn their previous two-Test series against South Africa and Bangladesh.

The two nations have played 109 Test matches against each other. England have dominated the Kiwis with 50 wins while New Zealand have managed to win only on 12 occasions. 47 Tests have been drawn between the two sides. England will aim for a whitewash as New Zealand look to salvage some pride.

England vs New Zealand Dream 11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Tom Blundell, Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen: Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Will Young

All-rounder: Ben Stokes, Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Matthew Potts, Tim Southee

Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes

Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League:  Joe Root, Trent Boult

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