Eng v NZ highlights today – Trans-Tasman twenty20 trophy 2018 fourth match from Westpac Stadium, Wellington (New Zealand) Tuesday 13th February 2018. From Trans-Tasman twenty20 trophy 2018 England played two matches against Australia and lost both of them, New Zealand played one match against Australia and lost. At Westpac Stadium, Wellington venue these two teams played a twenty/20 match in 2013, New Zealand scored 139/8 in 20 overs and England chased the target in 12.4 overs with all wickets remaining. But now pitch and weather conditions could be different than 2013. The highest total of the Westpac Stadium, Wellington stadium is 196/5 scored by the home team against Pakistan in the first month of 2016.
England won the toss and elected to field.
England team/playing XI
JJ Roy, AD Hales, DJ Malan, JM Vince, JC Buttler (c) †, SW Billings, DJ Willey, AU Rashid, CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett, MA Wood.
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), C de Grandhomme, MS Chapman, LRPL Taylor, TL Seifert †, MJ Santner, TG Southee, IS Sodhi, TA Boult.
Match Timings: 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
The Westpac can offer something for swing and seam bowlers – as England discovered when they were rolled for 123 by New Zealand during a 2015 World Cup hammering – and the dimensions mean both teams will likely want to chase. There has been some rain around in Wellington, which may affect the consistency of the drop-in surface, but the forecast is for a warm, clear evening without interruptions.England look set to be without Eoin Morgan again. He did not bat in the nets on Monday after missing the MCG T20 with a groin strain, with James Vince likely to get another chance at No. 4 and Jos Buttler deputising as captain.
Liam Dawson’s spin took punishment in Melbourne and, with the small boundaries at the Westpac Stadium, England may revert to four seamers alongside Adil Rashid. Liam Plunkett could be in contention after a hamstring injury ruled him out of the start of the series. New Zealand have added Henry Nicholls to their squad as cover for Williamson – although the captain said he was “100%-ish”. New Zealand have to decide whether to push Williamson back up to the opening slot, where he has a good record alongside Martin Guptill, and utilise Munro’s aggression at No. 3, or stick with their recent tactics. Chapman and Seifert are in line for a debut, after Tom Bruce and Blundell were dropped from the 13-man squad. Anaru Kitchen and Ben Wheeler are the other options.
Twenty20 Tri Series 4th Match (N) Highlights
Umpires – Shaun Haig, Wayne Knights
TV Umpires – Paul Wilson
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – T20I no. 647