England face New Zealand in the second Test match on Friday, June 10 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Having won the first Test in style, England will look to keep their winning momentum going and seal the series at Nottingham. They will hope for their senior duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson to deliver who have together picked 109 wickets in 21 Test matches at the venue.
New Zealand will look to stage a comeback after a hard-fought defeat in the opening Test. With their seam bowling attack in wicket-taking form, they will hope for some support from their batting order.
England vs New Zealand 2nd Test odds
Bet365 odds: England: 2.05, New Zealand: 2.75, Draw: 5.00
10CRIC odds: England: 1.98, New Zealand: 2.65, Draw: 4.95
Betway odds: England: 1.95, New Zealand: 2.62, Draw: 5.00
1xBet odds: England: 1.68, New Zealand: 2.21, Draw: 5.00
Melbet odds: England: 2.04, New Zealand: 2.73, Draw: 4.92
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
England vs New Zealand head-to-head in Tests
England and New Zealand have faced each other 108 times in Test matches with England winning 49 of those while New Zealand have won 12. 47 matches between the two sides have ended in a draw.
The New Zealand cricket team has lost just once in the last five Test matches between the two sides.
England vs New Zealand 2nd Test probable playing XI
England: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Ben Foakes (wicket-keeper), Matthew Potts, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach
New Zealand: Will Young, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (captain), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wicket-keeper), Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
England vs New Zealand 2nd Test top picks
England: Joe Root will be the player to watch out for in this fixture. The 31-year-old scored a match-winning hundred in the first Test at Lord’s and helped his side gain a 1-0 lead. Root has a good record at Nottingham with 607 runs in six Test matches including three hundreds.
New Zealand: Tim Southee will hold the key for the Kiwis in this all-important Test match. The pacer was England’s wrecker-in-chief in the first innings at Lord’s ending with figures of 4/55. New Zealand will hope for some early breakthroughs from Southee, especially with the new cherry.
England vs New Zealand 2nd Test prediction
Home conditions and recent form make England the favourites to win the Test match and seal the series. The England cricket team has a good record against New Zealand at Nottingham, losing just once so far against them.
However, New Zealand have won the last three consecutive series against England and will look to put up a fight and level the series.
England vs New Zealand 2nd Test playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 19°C
Wind: 21 km/h