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New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Predictions & Tips - England backed to secure series win

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Last updated: 20 Feb 2023
Ralph Staniforth 20 Feb 2023
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  • Watch New Zealand vs England 2nd Test from 23-28 February (23:00 GMT)
  • Visitors have won 10 of their last 11 Tests
  • Can the Black Caps get their first win in 7 games?
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New Zealand vs England Predictions


England continued their superb Test form with another sensational and fearless win. Their scoring rate has been consistently impressive since the new coaching staff took over.
  • New Zealand vs England Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • New Zealand Form
  • New Zealand Injuries & Team News
  • England Form
  • England Injuries & Team News

With 10 wins in their last 11 Test matches I see no other option as another win for the visitors.

  • New Zealand have failed to win in their last 7 Test matches.
  • New Zealand’s Tom Latham has scored 113, 35*, 71 & 62 runs in 4 of his last 6 Test innings.
  • England have won 10 of their last 11 Test matches.
  • England have won their last 4 Test matches against New Zealand.
  • England’s Harry Brook has scored 153, 87, 108, 111, 89 & 54 runs in 6 of his last 7 Test innings.

Head to Head


England have won their last four Test matches against New Zealand. They won the opening Test of this series by 267 runs.

New Zealand Form


The Black Caps suffered a 267-run loss to England in the first Test in Mount Maunganui. The visitors batted first, scoring 325 runs before declaring.

New Zealand struggled in response initially, losing three early wickets. A magnificent 138 runs by Tom Blundell rescued the hosts cause as they managed to score 306 runs.

England then smashed their way to 374 in their second innings, leaving New Zealand needing 394 for victory. The hosts never got close as they were all out for 126 runs. Only Daryl Mitchell managed some credit with 57 runs.

New Zealand Injuries & Team News


Matt Henry is fit for the second Test while Ish Sodhi and Jacob Duffy have been released from the squad. Kyle Jamieson needs back surgery and will be out for three to four months.

England Form


England continued their incredible revival in Test cricket with another blistering win in New Zealand. They now just need to draw the second Test to claim a series win.

Batting first Ben Duckett scored 84 off just 68 balls. Harry Brook managed 89 off 81 balls while Ollie Pope scored 42 in a total of 325.

Ollie Robinson then took 4-54 as New Zealand were all out for 306 runs, giving England a 19-run lead.  Joe Root, Harry Brook and Ben Foakes all scored 50+ runs in the second innings as England reached 374 runs.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad took four wickets each in the second innings as the hosts stumbled to 126 all out.

England Injuries & Team News


England could go into the second Test unchanged.

Verdict

England are backed to win the second Test with Harry Brook to top score in the first innings.

For New Zealand I am sticking with Tom Latham to top score.

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