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The Lord's battle: Eng vs Nz Day 1 Prediction, Live Streaming, Market Odds and More

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-06-01 21:09:31


Is there a better spectacle in Test cricket than playing at the Home of Cricket, the Lord's Cricket Ground in London, the United Kingdom? It is a dream for every player to stamp his authority when playing at the Lord's and bring his A-game to the table. Is this a warmup series for New Zealand leading to the ICC World Test Championship Final? Or, is it an opportunity to zero in on the playing XI for the Final? England are missing a few of their regular Test players such as Sam Curran, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, but have plenty of gas in their tank to pummel the Kiwis. Could they play spoilsport to the Kiwi juggernaut before the all-important Final?

Who are the favourites?

England are the overwhelming favourites to win this contest. They are up against a rampant Kiwi outfit who have qualified for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final, but have had a torrid time in overseas conditions in the 2019-21 WTC cycle. New Zealand would savour these conditions emulating home, but the Barmy Army would be back n the stands after 1.5 years. They would play a major role in bolstering the English team's spirits. Anderson and Broad would relish these conditions.

Scorecard Predictions

1) If England bat first, they'd score 310/6 at the end of Day 1.

2) If New Zealand bat first, they'd score 265/10 at the end of Day 1. 

Toss Prediction

Given that the surface is green and would benefit the pacers throughout the match, expect the skipper to win the toss and bowl first. If there is cloud cover and rain in the horizon, the side batting last has an advantage.

Market Tips and Odds (as of 11:00 a.m. IST 1st June 2021 )

England to win the match (Betway - 1.80)

Expect a nail-biter of a match, with England winning by a landslide.

The host team has a plethora of match-winning superstars in their lineup to defeat the visitors from the Antipodes.



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Betway Predictions- 

England to have a higher opening partnership stand (1.75)

Rory Burns and either Dominic Sibley or Zak Crawley are going to team up for the opening combination.

These young southpaws have had a frolicking start to their Test careers, both at home and overseas. 

They would want to stamp their authorities early in the summer and stake a claim for an Ashes berth. 

England to have a lead after the first innings (1.57)

England have the better bowling and batting arsenals to torment and pummel the touring Kiwi contingent.

Expect the English bowlers to restrict the Kiwi batsmen to a modest 1st innings score and surpass it at a canter.

Joe Root to score the most number of runs in the match (1.83)

The English skipper Joe Root has had a swashbuckling lead up to this Test match.

He recently scored twin double tons in two consecutive Test series in Sri Lanka followed by India.

His contribution might be the deciding factor in this match.

Root is England's lynchpin in the middle-order.

Live Streaming: Where could you watch the match in India?

The Sony Sports Network has secured the rights to broadcast the England vs. New Zealand Test series in India. The England vs. New Zealand Test matches will be broadcast live on Sony SIX. Fans can now watch the ENG versus NZ Tests live on the Sony LIV app and website.