ANG vs NZ Dream11: England and New Zealand meet in the third and final Test of the three-match series. The English hosts have already sealed the series with two wins. They won the first Test by five wickets and the second by the same margin in what was a thrilling contest. New Zealand, meanwhile, will be aiming to end the series on a high. They will want to play competitive cricket and secure a consolation win in this third Test.
ENG vs NZ 3rd Test Match Details
England vs New Zealand 3rd Test
June 23 – June 27, 3:30 p.m. IST
Headingly, Leeds, England.
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The wicket on this site is good for hitting early with an average total of 304 first innings. The chase is tough at this site, with the average fourth-inning total being 166.
Last result on the spot
The last test on this site was played in August 2021 between England and India. Hosts England won the match by one set and 76 runs.
New Zealand: LLLWW
(last 5 test matches)
England playing 11
- After winning the series 2-0, England should rest either James Anderson or Stuart Broad. Jamie Overton is likely in line to make his Test debut.
- Matthew Potts may also miss the third test due to workload management.
- The hosts could also bring in Craig Overton if they decide to rest both James Anderson and Stuart Broad for this test.
Ben Stokes (c)
Ben Foakes (week)
Stuart Broad/Craig Overton
James Anderson/Jamie Overton
Joe Root’s stats in the test
Joe Root’s stats in Test cricket against New Zealand are impressive. He scored 1,297 runs in 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 current series with the best score of 176. He is also a player to watch in this game and will be keen to put in another strong performance.
|Matches played||Races||5 last performances||Last 5 performances against NZ||Batting Average|
Ben Stokes stats in testing
Ben Stokes scored 652 runs and took nine wickets against New Zealand in Test cricket. He’s in decent form with the bat in this series, scoring 176 runs over four innings at a 58.66 ERA with two half centuries as well. Stokes is also within easy reach with the ball and England will be expecting their skipper to put on a good all-around show in this game.
|Matches played||Races/counters||5 last performances||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 was injured and dropped from the team. Wicketkeeper hitter Dane Cleaver replaced him.
- Kyle Jamieson will also miss the third test with a back injury. Pacer Blair Tickner replaces him on the team.
- Devon Conway and Michael Bracewell have tested positive for COVID and their availability is subject to full recovery. New Zealand have not announced a replacement for the duo. Skipper Kane Williamson missed the second test after also testing positive and is uncertain for the final test.
Tom Latham (c)
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Devon Conway (if fit)
Tom Blundell (week)
Tom Blundell stats in testing
Tom Blundell’s test stats against England are promising. He scored 274 runs in five innings with an average of 54.80. Blundell has scored 240 runs over four innings in the current series, averaging 60. He also scored a century in the opening innings of the Second Test and is in fine form with Willow.
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Trent Boult stats in testing
Trent Boult’s stats in Test cricket against England are phenomenal. He 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 current series with 12 scalps in four innings. He will certainly be a threat to England’s batting and has an important role to play in Kyle Jamieson’s absence.
|Matches played||Counters||5 last performances||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 the 3rd England vs New Zealand Test game today?
England have already sealed the series with victories in the first and second Tests. They won the second Test by five wickets to win the series. England lost their previous Test series to West Indies 0-1.
Meanwhile, New Zealand have conceded the series as their problems continue after losing a few key players. They drew their previous two Test series against South Africa and Bangladesh.
The two nations have played 109 Test matches against each other. England topped the Kiwis with 50 wins while New Zealand only managed to win 12 times. 47 tests were drawn between the two teams. England will be aiming for a whitewash while New Zealand will seek to salvage some pride.
England vs New Zealand Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket keepers: Tom Blundell, Jonny Bairstow
Drummers: Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Will Young
Versatile : Ben Stokes Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Matthew Potts, Tim Southee
Captain, vice-captain for little league, head-to-head contest:Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes
Captain, vice-captain of Grand League: Joe Root, Trent Boult