New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
The New Zealand team is considered a successful team in T20 format. Out of the 167 T20 clashes, 86 were won by them while in 70 matches, they were the losers while 7 ended in a tie. The New Zealand team is full of brilliant players. Their captain, Kane Williamson, is one of the successful captains out there. He always stays calm and cool and makes rational decisions on crucial moments, which many times have saved his team from losing.
New Zealand have a love-hate relationship as England took the trophy away from New Zealand in the 2019 ODI world Cup. But talking about the recent contest between these two in any big event, they played the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021 and New Zealand won that much. Nonetheless, they have played many exciting games in the T20 format against each other, out of the 22 T20 clashes between these twos, England managed to win in 13 while New Zealand in just 8 and 1 match ended in a tie. In the ODI format, they were head to head in 91 matches and England was victorious in 42 while New Zealand in 43 and the rest 6 ended in a tie.
The England team, till to date, has played 159 T20s. Out of these 159 matches, England was victorious in 78 matches while 68 matches were those in which they lost and 2 ended in a tie. Recent performance of England’s team has been exceptional, especially in the T20 format. Even in the T20 world Cup 2021, they played some brilliant cricket and reached the semi-finals.
As England announced the squad, we can see that Alex Hales is back. So, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales will be opening and everyone is aware of the fact that what kind of explosive start they can provide. Jos Buttler has been in an ideal form in every format. Two of the best sloggers of the ball from the England team are Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone. They have serious strength in their bat and can hit some magnificent shots.
Harry Brook, a youngster is a new entry to the English team. He recently scored a century in the PSL as well. While In pace bowling, they have the likes of Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and Dawid Wiley and spin bowling will be handled by Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.
Coming to the New Zealand team, they are a successful team in T20s as well. Out of the 167 T20 clashes, 86 were won by them while in 70 matches, they were the losers while 7 ended in a tie. The New Zealand team is full of brilliant players. Their captain, Kane Williamson, is one of the successful captains out there. He always stays calm and cool and takes rational decisions on crucial moments which many times have saved his team from losing.
Jimmy Neesham is one beast of a player as he is an all-rounder. Although, whether he will play or not, that is another debate. But he can hit the ball finely as he has some serious strength while Daryl Mitchell is another man who can bat magnificently. Ish Sodhi is right arm leg-break bowler of the New Zealand team who has brilliant previous records. In pace bowling, they have the likes of Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Tim Southee and Kylie Jamieson. All these pace bowlers will be crucial for New Zealand as everyone is aware of the fact that Australian pitches favour the pacers.
|Kane Williamson (c)
|Tim Southee (vc)
|Right-arm medium fast