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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: England Tour of New Zealand, 2023 - England vs New Zealand - 2nd Test Match - 24-28 February 2023

England vs New Zealand - 2nd Test Match
England vs New Zealand - 2nd Test Match

The 2nd Test match of the England Tour of New Zealand will be played on the 24th of February between England and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.

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Current Form New Zealand and England:

England have beaten New Zealand in the first Test match of the series by 267 runs to take a 1-0 lead.

England batted first and they made 325 for 9 in the first innings before they declared. Playing in their new style of Test cricket, England made these runs in just 58 overs. Harry Brook was the star of the show as he smashed 89 off just 81 balls.

New Zealand in their first innings made 306 before being bowled out. Devon Conway and Tom Blundell were the ones who accumulated most runs for their team. Blundell went on to his hundred and was dismissed after making 138 off 181 balls.

During their second innings, England looked in a hurry to pile up as many runs as they could to put a decent target for New Zealand. Joe Root, Harry Brook and Ben Foakes all made fifties and England reached 374 before being bowled out.

New Zealand were set a target of 394 to win the match. They got off to a terrible start and lost 5 wickets for just 28 runs. Daryl Mitchell and Michael Bracewell tried their best to avoid embarrassment and scored 57 and 25 runs respectively. However, wickets kept falling and New Zealand were eventually bowled out for 126, losing the match by 267 runs.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

New Zealand: Tim Southee (captain), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young

England: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Olly Stone

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – England

Who will win? - England

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Tom Latham (New Zealand), Harry Brook (England)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Neil Wagner (New Zealand), Stuart Broad (England)

Most Sixes – Tom Latham (New Zealand), Harry Brook (England)

Player of the Match- Harry Brook (England)

Team Scores Batting first – England 350+, New Zealand 290+

Match Handicap: England

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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