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1st Test Betting Tips – ENG vs NZ 2/6/21 – The 1st Test match between England & New Zealand is on 2nd June, 2021, here is all the match info you need along with our match prediction and betting tips.

England vs New Zealand 1st Test Betting Tips & Prediction 2/6/21

ENG vs NZ Prediction – New Zealand To Win

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ENG vs NZ 1st Test Match Summary and Preview

  • England (ENG) vs New Zealand (NZ)  
  • 1st Test of two match series
  • ENG vs NZ Venue – Lord’s, London, England
  • Dates – 2nd June – 6th June
  • Time – 11.00am UK
  • ENG vs NZ Toss –
  • Format – Test Match
  • ENG vs NZ Result – Match Drawn
  • ENG vs NZ Player of the Match – Devon Conway
  • Our Cricket Betting Tips page has more free cricket tips.

The two Test series between England and New Zealand isn’t part of the World Test Championship competition.

It is effectively an additional series that gives the venues some extra revenue, and TV some extra live cricket to show.

What is also does is give New Zealand some game time on English wickets ahead of their up coming World Test Championship final against India in two weeks time.

The Kiwis will have two matches to get used to conditions, and get their team match sharp for the final, which starts at the Rose Bowl on 18th June.

New Zealand will come up against an England side without a lot of it’s premier talent.

England Short of Plenty of Talent

For Joe Root’s team there is no Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, or Jofra Archer.

England do have their premier seam attack available though. And in the case of Stuart Broad, he has been named vice-captain in this series, in place of Ben Stokes.

New Zealand should fancy their chances against an England team giving debuts to James Bracey behind the stumps, with Ollie Robinson or Craig Overton at Number 8.

If Robinson plays, he will also be making his debut.

1st Test England vs New Zealand Betting Tips

For New Zealand, they have no Trent Boult for the England series. But apart from that, they are at full strength.

The Kiwi seam attack of Tim Southee, Neil Wager, and Kyle Jamieson will be a handful on an English pitch with a Dukes ball.

They will sense opportunities against England’s inexperienced batting line up, and know this is a golden opportunity for them.

Whoever wins the Toss and bats first will probably hold the key here. It will no doubt be the usual case that there is something in it for the bowlers early on, but weather that storm, and you should be okay.

Can England’s batting handle the Kiwi attack should they bat first? I’m not too sure.

It’s a tight call, and I may well wait for the toss, but given the players missing from the England side, I am going for New Zealand to win this one.

England vs New Zealand Head-to-Head

  • 28/11/19 – Draw
  • 20/11/19 – New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs
  • 29/3/18 – Draw
  • 22/3/18 – New Zealand won by an innings and 49 runs
  • 29/5/15 – New Zealand won by 199 runs

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