Date: 02-06 June 2022
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
England are entering a new era in Test cricket under the partnership of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum. The Three Lions will be hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes when they host New Zealand for the 1st Test at Lord’s. The veteran pace bowling duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been called back to the England side. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson will be making a comeback to red-ball cricket after a while. The Kiwi skipper missed a few Tests with an elbow injury. With their regular skipper back, New Zealand will hope to better their position in the WTC Points Table.
After fulfilling their franchise duties, the players now shift their focus to national commitments. Both England and New Zealand have named a strong squad with a few fresh faces. While England have Harry Brook who can make a debut, New Zealand also have a couple of newbies in Cam Fletcher and Michael Bracewell. However, picking new faces in the fantasy team is a risk. Thus, it’s better to include proven match-winners.
From New Zealand camp, Devon Conway made a memorable debut at Lord’s last year and the southpaw looked unreal. So, he should definitely be in the fantasy team. Tom Latham can also be a good option for his ability to play big innings. In bowling, Tim Southee has a brilliant record at Lord’s, so he makes a cut. Matt Henry has been in good form as well. From English camp, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Zak Crawley can be included from batting. In bowling, Anderson and Broad can fetch good points.
Grand League Team Suggestion
Head to Head Team Suggestion
England: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Cam Fletcher, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes
Batters: Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Zak Crawley
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers: James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry
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