England announce playing XI for second Test against NZ

England have named an unchanged playing XI for the second Test match. England won the first match by a margin of 267 runs with James Anderson and Harry Brook playing pivotal roles.

Skipper Ben Stokes said his team played the perfect game at the Bay Oval to go 1-0 up in the series. The 40-year-old speedster who recently usurped Australian captain Pat Cummins to be the No. 1 ranked Test bowler claimed 7 important wickets to stifle New Zealand’s progress. Anderson has now been adjudged the number 1 Test bowler for the sixth time in his career.

Wunderkind Brook has been the star of the series so far. He has racked up a total of 143 runs at an average of 71.50. Brook has scored at a strike rate of 117.21 and has 22 boundaries and 3 sixes to his name in the rubber so far. The second Test match will be played from February 24, 2023, to February 28, 2023, at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.

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