England vs New Zealand: prediction and bets on Test Series 2021, June 10, 2021
England and New Zealand will face each other in the second match of the Test Series 2021, which will be a decider given the first match ended with a draw. This match is to be played on June 10 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground (Birmingham), starting at 2 p.m. Moscow time.
For the third time in four seasons, England failed to win their first Test of the summer and, after dominating for the majority of their draw at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London with New Zealand on Sunday, it will make at least one change ahead of the series decider at Edgbaston. The loud atmosphere of always packed Hollies stand (a stand with the best atmosphere in international cricket) will, unfortunately, be noiseless but the hosts can exploit inspiration from their 6-1-1 record in Birmingham since 2010, spoiled only by a defeat in the Ashes series to Australia in 2019. England enters this match with a winless streak of four Test matches, their longest in the format since the first half of 2018. Failures from Zak Crawley (2 & 2) and Dan Lawrence (0) at Lord’s and the disciplinary suspension of rookie bowler Ollie Robinson (7/101) will leave a gap in the bowling attack of the host team given that both primary option and backups either cannot play or are in poor shape.
New Zealand may be delighted with its efforts ahead of the inaugural World Test Championship final, despite having its seventh consecutive Test win denied due to bad weather and courageous day five batting from its hosts. Devon Conway has now top-scored for New Zealand in three of his previous four innings in any format, averaging 70.84 in international cricket after becoming the first visiting Lord’s debutant to make a double century. Tim Southee became the third player (after Jason Holder and Nathan Lyon) to take six five-wicket hauls in Test cricket since the start of 2018 and it remains to be seen whether he will be paired up with Trent Boult - who has a Test bowling average of 23.14 - in England. With spinners averaging 36.24 compared to 27.62 for seamers in the last five Birmingham Tests, one New Zealand all-rounder could lose his place if Boult returns. That guy might be Mitchell Santner, who averages 55.68 with the ball away from home.
Head-to-head encounters These two sides met 106 times. England won in 48 of those, while New Zealand prevailed in 11. The draw was seen in 47 encounters.
The last five Edgbaston Tests have all had a winner. No team has won there with a first innings score of below 280 since England in 1999 (18 matches ago). New Zealand has recorded the highest first innings opening partnership in eight of their last nine Tests at all venues. In the first Test, England and New Zealand were evenly matched. Both teams failed in batting. Bowling might be a deciding factor for both teams in the second Test at Edgbaston. Despite the fact that the English attack underachieves now, the home team will start as the favorite.
Results of the forecast
Forecast failed. England vs New Zealand 303 & 122:388 & 41/2