Fantasy Cricket Team for New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, 2023

We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Probable Playing XIs for New Zealand & England

Probable for New Zealand: Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell (wk), Tim Southee (c), Jacob Duffy, Neil Wagner, Blair Tickner

Playing XI for England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Pitch Report for New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, 2023

(Based on the last three games)

1st innings average score: 371

2nd innings average score: 437

3rd innings average score: 182

4th innings average score: 156

Wickets per innings: 8

Type: Good batting wicket


Batting 1st: 33%

Batting 2nd: 66%

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Fantasy Tips of The Day

In 16 Tests against New Zealand, Joe Root has piled on 1,388 runs at 50, including four centuries. 

Kane Williamson averages 37 against England, but against the same opposition at home, the number climbs up to 55.

Besides accumulating 670 runs at 45, Ben Stokes has picked 9 wickets and held onto as many catches against the Kiwis.

In seven Tests at home against England, Neil Wagner has taken 30 wickets. In Mount Maunganui, he has bagged 15 wickets, including the best innings figures of 5 for 44 in three outings.

For England, Stuart Broad (84) and James Anderson (74) are the leading wicket-takers against New Zealand. While Broad has the best innings figures of 7 for 44, Anderson’s best effort read 7 for 43.

Tim Southee has 66 wickets to his credit against England, including the best match figures of 10 for 108.

One double-ton, four hundreds, and 20 half-centuries have been registered in the last three Tests at Bay Oval.

In the same period, seamers took 77% of the wickets.


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