Series: England tour of New Zealand, 2019
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Date: November 01, 2019
Time: 06:30 a.m. IST
After nearly one and a half years, England and New Zealand are set to face against each other for the first in the T20I match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. England has a strong record against New Zealand in the T20 format with 10 wins in 15 matches. But, those numbers are expected to change as England decided to rest their experienced players like Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for this series and have included many young and new faces in the squad. While on the other hand, despite Kane Williamson's absence, the New Zealand side looks well settled and they have plenty of veteran players to take on this series.
Weather report: The weather is expected to be a bit cloudy; however, there are fewer chances of rain. The temperature is due to be around 14 degrees Celsius and a full forty-over game is on the card.
Pitch Report: The Hagley Oval has not hosted a T20I match before; however, it has hosted 14 ODIs which has witnessed some high scoring matches, so the pitch is expected to be good for batting.
Probable Playing XI:
England has rested several frontline players and included many new faces like Tom Banton, Patrick Brown and Matthew Parkinson. Eoin Morgan is expected to bat at the top-order while gloves will be taken by Sam