NZ vs ENG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 20, 2019

New Zealand and England - the name of new rivalary in world cricket. Since the heart-wrenching defeat in World Cup final, New Zealand have faced England on multiple occasions and the honors are still even. However, the two teams haven't met in the pinnacle of cricket yet, the test format. The two-match test series between the two sides is set to begin on 20th November with the first match to be played at Maunganui. New Zealand haven't played the longest version of Cricket at home for a while now and it will be interesting to see how they fare here. England, on the other hand, are coming off an ordinary Ashes campaign and will have a point to prove. Apart from that, a total of 120 points are on stake with respect Test Championship and both teams will come out all guns blazing to take early advantage in the series.

NZ vs ENG Team Previews

New Zealand

There is hardly any team in Cricket that is loved as much as this Kiwi unit. The Kiwis have not only impressed with their sporting and excellent off-field behaviour of late, but they have also been very good on the field.

New Zealand are coming off a pretty good T20I series wherein they managed to hold England to a tie in the last match after the series was tied at 2-2. New Zealand's test squad is a lot different to their limited-overs squad. The likes of Jeet Raval and Tom Latham will come in at the top of the order to replace Martin Guptill and Colin Munro.

At the three, four, and five, the Kiwis have three of the best players of the year in Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls. With the options to choose from Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner to accompany Ben Watling in the lower middle-order, New Zealand have a strong and deep batting order, which can be tough to deal with even for the best in the business.

While they have a terrific batting lineup, test matches are more often won by bowling and New Zealand's bowling is one of the best in the business. Trent Boult and Tim Southee can swing the ball both ways and dealing with them will be a challenge for a relatively inexperienced top-order. They've also included Lokie Ferguson to add dimesion to their bowling unit and will be New Zealand's answer to Jofra Archer's pace.

All in all, New Zealand are a pretty well-balanced unit with all bases covered and considering how well they have played across different formats in different parts of the world, England are going to have a hard time to beat them.

New Zealand Playing 11

Jeet Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, TG Southee, N Wagner, TA Boult.


While England have been the team to beat in the ODI version of the game in recent times, their form in the longest format of the game hasn't been as good. This is also evident from the fact that they failed to win the home Ashes earlier this year.

England have had plenty of problems with the batting unit in recent times and they have tried hard to address those problems. Over the last three years, England have tried wide array of openers, but none of the combination has worked for them so far. They have included Dominic Sibley for the upcoming series and the management will be hoping for a positive response from the youngster. Apart from that, Joe Root's captaincy and his inability to convert fifties into hundreds and also been under the scanner.

While English batting hasn't done as well, their bowling has been fantastic. The addition of Jofra Archer to their lineup has provided them with another dimension in their bowling department. All in all, England have a few problems to address and most are primarily related to their bowling and if they can take care of those, they will be a tough side to take on.

England Playing 11

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, JE Root, BA Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Jofra Chioke Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

NZ vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy prediction for the first test between England and New Zealand

NZ vs ENG Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • BJ Watling
    • Jos Buttler
  • Batsmen:
    • Joe Denly
    • Kane Williamson (VC)
    • Rory Burns
    • Ross Taylor
  • All-rounders:
    • Ben Stokes (C)
    • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Bowlers:
    • Jofra Archer
    • Tim Southee
    • Trent Boult

Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.

NZ vs ENG Betting Tips

The surge of New Zealand's prowess in International Cricket has not been hidden from anyone. They have performed brilliantly across all formats against all teams. England, however, have struggled in the longest version of the game and things could get difficult for them in relatively alien conditions of New Zealand. Comparing the two teams on paper and taking in account the other above-mentioned factors, New Zealand are firm favorites to register a win in the upcoming fixture.

Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 2.20

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Who will win NZ vs ENG

New Zealand 73.0% (65)
England 27.0% (24)
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