New Zealand delivered a resounding blow to England at Edgbaston, securing a 74-run victory in a great redemption after a 95-run defeat at Old Trafford in the second T20I. As the series hangs in the balance, the focus now shifts to the upcoming match at Trent Bridge.
England’s performance in the last game was nothing short of disappointing, far away from their recent commanding displays. They allowed New Zealand to post a formidable 202/5, despite the pitch offering something for the quick bowlers. The chase proved disastrous as they were bundled out for a mere 128, with only captain Jos Buttler showing some promise with 40 off 21 balls.
Despite the setback, England remains one of the most potent batting units in T20 cricket, with Buttler boasting an impressive record of 371 runs in his last 10 matches. Harry Brook and Jonny Bairstow also have the potential to shine in the final T20I.
While England’s young pace bowlers, Gus Atkinson and Luke Wood, have displayed promise, their spinners have struggled. In contrast, New Zealand’s spin pair of Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner excelled, underlining the importance of a balanced attack.
With Finn Allen’s explosive innings and the resurgence of Kyle Jamieson, New Zealand’s bowling lineup looks formidable. Additionally, the Kiwis are banking on Devon Conway and Tim Seifert to make a significant impact in the upcoming match.
ENG vs NZ Match Details:
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Date & Time: Sunday, September 5, 10:30 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports
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NZ vs ENG Pitch Report:
The average score when batting first at Trent Bridge is 165. It is highly likely that there will be another high-scoring match in the series and the toss-winning skippe would want to chase.
NZ vs ENG Probable Playing XI
Probable Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson
New Zealand (NZ):
Probable Playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter-
Jonny Bairstow (England):
Bairstow has shown great form in the series and desspite failing in the last match, he will be the biggest threat for the Kiwis in the final T20I. He can win the game up front with his brutal power hitting and Kiwis would be aware of that.
Probable Best Bowler-
Mitchel Santner (New Zealand):
Southee has shown some great consistency in recent matches and he took two wickets in the last match as well. His swing with the new ball could create a few problems for the English batters.