ENG vs NZ: New Zealand Announce Revised 15 Member Squad for the England Tests, Michael Bracewell Receives Maiden Callup
ENG vs NZ: New Zealand have announced a strong 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match Test series vs England, starting June 2. Michael Bracewell has been called as the 16th man for the first Test match, which begins on Thursday at Lord’s. Bracewell has been added as a cover for Henry Nicholls, who is unlikely to recover from his right calf injury. Bet online by checking more new betting sites in India for the upcoming match here on our site.
While New Zealand are placed at sixth position in the World Test Championship Table, hosts England are reeling at the bottom of the table with just a solitary win across 12 games. Hence, this series will be crucial for both teams to climb the ladder. Initially, New Zealand announced a 20-member squad, but they have released 4 players now.
Rachin Ravindra, Jacob Duffy, and Blair Tickner have been dropped out. Meanwhile, last week Hamish Rutherford was granted leave to play in the Vitality T20 Blast. Ajaz Patel has also kept his place after being left out of the home series vs Bangladesh. The left-arm spinner created history last year after taking 10 wickets in an innings against India.
ENG vs NZ: Trent Boult unavailable for the 1st Test
The visitors have been served a huge blow as Trent Boult won’t be available for the 1st Test match. Boult was part of Rajasthan Royals who lost the finals against Gujarat Titans on May 29 in Ahmedabad. He has not yet arrived in London. Daryl Mitchell, on the other hand, joined the squad on Monday after being released by RR prior to the IPL 2022 final.
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Meanwhile, the Kiwis lost their second practice match by seven wickets to the County Select XI after drawing the first one against Sussex. Kane Williamson, the team’s captain, returned to the squad earlier this week following the birth of his newborn child. Williamson was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of their last league game.
Defending champions. New Zealand are unlikely to reach the finals of the 2021-2023 cycle. They have collected 28 points across 7 games having lost three of those. However, it will be a nostalgic moment for the Kiwis as they will go up against an England team led by former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum. Here’s the most reliable source of online betting tips for free created to help Indian punters get the most out of their cricket wagers.