New Zealand have won the toss and opted to field in the opening Test against England at Bay Oval. They haven’t lost a Test series in their own backyard in over five years, but Ben Stokes & Co. come to the archipelago having won 9 Tests out of their last 10, adhering to a brand of cricket that has been a lot of fun to watch.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell(w), Michael Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Neil Wagner, Blair Tickner
England (Playing XI): Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson
The @BLACKCAPS win the toss and will bowl first against @englandcricket
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— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) February 16, 2023