After the superb entertaining season of Indian Premier League the much hyped New Zealand tour of England has started today. As about 2 test matches, 5 One Day Internationals and two T20’s are going to be played at the English soil in the coming one month. Both the sides are looking equally well balanced as they have some serious match winner in their squads who have the potential to win a game single handedly. So we can surely say that we will get to see some breathtaking contests in the coming four weeks times.
The first test match between England vs New Zealand is going to be played at Mecca of cricket Lords and it has already been started at 3:30 PM Indian standard time. Marais Erasmus and S Raviare the official umpires of the match. David Boon is the match referee. Speaking about the weather conditions it is partly cloudy as there is a high of 21 degree Celsius with a 30% chance of rain. But we are expecting not to see any kind of delay in the coming 5 days.
The toss for Eng vs NZ Ist test has already happened and New Zealand has won the toss. Skipper Brendon McCullum has elected to field first. In this opening contest all eyes will be on the likes of Brendon McCullum, Trent Boult, Joe Root, Ian Bell, James Anderson and Kane Williamson as they are prove to be game changers.
ENG vs NZ Ist Test 2015 Playing XI’s
New Zealand Playing XI – Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum(c), Corey Anderson, BJ Watling(w), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
England Playing XI – Alastair Cook(c), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson
ENG vs NZ Ist Test 2015 Live Scorecard
Live Scorecard will be updated soon