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.
England vs New Zealand 3rd Test
23 June – 27 June, 3:30 PM IST
Headingly, Leeds, England.
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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.
New Zealand: LLLWW
(Last 5 Test matches)
Ben Stokes (c)
Ben Foakes (wk)
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|
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|
Tom Latham (c)
Devon Conway (if fit)
Tom Blundell (wk)
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|
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|
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.
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