New Zealand vs England, 1st Test 

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New Zealand Is A Good Team. They played well recently in the World Cup. Recently they played against Pakistan and looked great. They won several matches against Pakistan in Pakistan which is not easy to do. When they played against India they were defeated heavily, which can happen to any team due to turf conditions, England did play extremely well against South Africa. Losing their 1st Match in a close game. 

They bounced back to win their 2 other matches winning the test series. England will be playing New Zealand at New Zealand’s home ground home and the home-pitch advantage will count for a lot. The match will be competitive as New Zealand is playing well at the moment. The match will start on February 16, 2023 – Monday, February 20, 2023, at  Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

Our Cricket Tips For The Match

England has been dominated by the New Zealand Test team. In the last 2 home Test series in England, New Zealand has emerged as the winner. Defeating England at the Headingley Carnegie where England is extremely hard to beat for any team.

England last won a Test series against New Zealand in 2022  while New Zealand has won the last 3 Test series against England.

New Zealand will be looking forward to taking revenge for the last 2 home series defeats while England will be focusing on maintaining their winning streak in the home Test series and also on reaching the finals of the WTC 2023.

The experts are predicting England to win.

Team News

New Zealand

Fast-bowling all-rounder Kyle Jamieson makes a comeback To New Zealand’s Squad for the Two-Test Series against England. It is the first time Jamieson has been selected for the squad since his back injury.


Probable X1

New Zealand’s squad for England Test: Tim Southee (c), 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.


Stuart Broad has been renamed back into England’s Test squad following the birth of his first child. Matt Potts and Dan Lawrence are also back in the team for the two-Test tour of New Zealand.

Probable X1

England’s squad for New Zealand Tests: Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Stuart Broad , Harry Brook , Zak Crawley , Ben Duckett , Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence , Jack Leach , Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts , Ollie Robinson, Joe Root , Olly Stone

Who Will Win: Cricket New Zealand vs England 1st Test?

New Zealand is a strong team and can put any opposition under pressure. However,  England will also look to bounce back in familiar conditions, and their batting and bowling line-up looks strong. We are predicting a competitive test, with New Zealand being on the winning side and claiming a 1-0 lead.


New Zealand will enter the first test as favorites with odds of 2.65, and England will start with odds of 1.62

Batters will have the opportunity to score big on this surface if they survive a few sessions. Both sides have players who can convert. For this category, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, and Devon Conway are our top picks.

Player of the match

We expect batters to dominate this game and Joe Root to perform well in previous innings. We are backing him too. Be the player of the match.


Both teams are strong, and we are expecting the first test to stay exciting throughout the whole match.

Fans will likely witness an entertaining and close match. We are backing New Zealand to win the first test.

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