ENG vs NZ Prediction: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Today’s Playing 11
ENG vs NZ pitch report for ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 26
The pitch at the Gabba is a decent one to bat on with the average first-innings score being 165. The pacers have enjoyed the conditions, accounting for 11 wickets in the powerplay phase across four innings. There is extra bounce on offer for the spinners, with the longer square boundaries playing into their hands. Chasing is the preferred option upon winning the toss, with the pitch expected to stay the same during the course of the match.
Matches won by teams batting first: 2
Matches won by teams bowling first: 0
1st-innings score: 165
2nd-innings score: 142
ENG vs NZ Form Guide
New Zealand: W-L-W-NR-W
ENG vs NZ probably playing 11s for today’s match
England injury/team news
No injury concerns for England.
England probably playing 11
Jos Buttler (c&wk), Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood.
New Zealand injury/team news
No injury concerns for New Zealand.
New Zealand probable playing 11
Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Lockie Ferguson.
ENG vs NZ match top picks
Top Wicketkeeper Pick
Jos Buttler (99 matches, 2395 runs, SR: 143.59)
Jos Buttler is one of the best batters in the world with 2395 runs at a strike rate of 143.59. He has a decent record against New Zealand, scoring 205 runs at an average of 34.16. With Buttler due for a big score in the tournament, he is a top pick for your ENG vs NZ prediction team.
Top Batter Pick
Glenn Phillips (2 matches, 116 runs, Average: 58.00)
Glenn Phillips was the star of the show in New Zealand’s win over Sri Lanka, scoring his second T20I hundred. He has 116 runs in two matches in the tournament with a strike rate of 156.76. With Phillips adding value with his off-spin as well, he is a good choice for your ENG vs NZ prediction team.
Top All-rounder Pick
Sam Curran (2 matches, 7 wickets, Average: 5.86)
Sam Curran has been England’s best bowler in the tournament, picking up seven wickets in two matches. He is averaging just 5.86 with the ball, taking most of his wickets in the death overs. Although he is likely to bat lower down the order, Curran’s bowling form alone should make him a handy pick for your ENG vs NZ prediction team.
Top Bowler Pick
Trent Boult (2 matches, 6 wickets, Average: 6.17)
Trent Boult has had a fine start to his T20 World Cup campaign, picking up six wickets in two matches. He has a decent record against England in the format, claiming nine wickets in eight matches. With the conditions suiting him, he is a must-have in your ENG vs NZ prediction team.
ENG vs NZ match captain and vice-captain choices
Jos Buttler has been in fine form over the last year or so, scoring runs for fun at the top of the order. Buttler has seven 50-plus scores in 25 innings since the start of 2021. With the England captain capable of scoring big runs, he is bound to be a popular option as captain in ENG vs NZ prediction teams.
Devon Conway is perhaps New Zealand’s best batter going by current form with five 30-plus scores in his last seven T20Is. He has 93 runs in two matches in the tournament, impressing against Australia in the Super 12 opener. With Conway also averaging 54.42 with the bat in this format, he stands out as a top captaincy choice in your ENG vs NZ prediction team.
5 Must-picks with player stats for ENG vs NZ Prediction Team
ENG vs NZ match expert tips (ICC T20 World Cup 2022)
Alex Hales is another Englishman with a heap of experience playing in Australian conditions. He has 88 runs in three innings at the Gabba at a strike rate of 146.7. Given his ability to take on the pacers early on, he could be a contest-winning pick in your ENG vs NZ prediction team.
ENG vs NZ Prediction Team Today
Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler (c), Devon Conway (vc)
Batters: Kane Williamson, Alex Hales, Glenn Phillips
All-rounder: Ben Stokes, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Trent Boult, Mark Wood, Lockie Ferguson
Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler, Devon Conway
Batters: Kane Williamson (c), Dawid Malan, Glenn Phillips
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Chris Woakes (vc), Trent Boult, Mark Wood