New Zealand vs England Highlights today, Friday 24-2-2023. 2nd Test, England tour of New Zealand, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
Southee: “Hopefully a bit of life in it, but usually a good cricket surface over the Test match. They play a positive brand, we’ve seen it for the last year or so. Three seamers and Bracewell, and see a bit more of Daryl Mitchell with the ball. We had a couple of extra days off, and shift to a red ball. We’ve had success in our conditions, we’ll trust what we do is right.”
Stokes: “We have done the same, but an opportunity to get some runs on the board. [Won’t bat any differently]… same processes, when we feel it’s time to put NZ under pressure we’ll try to do that. The different pitch will play differently to last week, identify scoring options like we did last week.”
New Zealand, elected to field first.
New Zealand team: 1 Tom Latham, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Will Young, 4 Kane Williamson, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Tom Blundell (wk), 8 Michael Bracewell, 9 Neil Wagner, 10 Tim Southee (capt), 11 Matt Henry.
England team: 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Ben Duckett, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson.
Head to Head In Test’s: 111
New Zealand Won: 12
England Won: 52
New Zealand Test Rankings: 5th
England Test Rankings: 3rd
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
New Zealand LDDLL
Match Timings: 10:00 PM GMT | 11:00 PM Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire – Aleem Dar
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – Test no. 2494
Highlights will be Available Shortly.