Match Details:

Date: February 16, 2023

Time: 6:30 AM IST 

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Match Preview: 

England and New Zealand will kick off their two-game Test series at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Both teams are among the best Test-playing teams in the world and hence fans are in for some high-quality cricketing action. The series also holds special importance as this tour will be Blackcaps legend Brendon McCullum’s homecoming as he has been coaching the English Test team.

But before the two teams go head-to-head, here is a look at the picture painted by numbers and statistics and who they depict could be the winner.

Toss Prediction


The England team has a better chance to win the toss as they have won the last three tosses in Test matches. 

Win Possibility

 win possibility

Ben Stokes-led England are favourites to win this game and take a 1-0 lead in the Test series. Both teams come into this fixture after extensive tours against Pakistan, where they had contrasting results. Similarly, when the two teams locked horns last year, the Three Lions came out on top. Bazball has been going all-guns-blazing and has a great chance to conquer New Zealand. 

Betting Odds:

New Zealand


Winner of the match



Team to win the toss



Draw: 9.00

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