New Zealand vs England – 4th T20 International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs England taking place? Friday, November 8th (05:00 UK / 18:00 NZ)

Where is New Zealand vs England taking place? Nelson Park, Napier

What is the expected weather for New Zealand vs England? 26c sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is New Zealand vs England on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream New Zealand vs England? This match can be streamed live on the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand vs England? Tickets details for this match can be found here!

LAST MEETING
New Zealand beat England by 14 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND

  • New Zealand moved 2-1 up in the five-match T20 series on Tuesday as they narrowly beat England by 14 runs in a match they looked destined to lose until a late flurry of wickets where they took 5-10 saw them defend their solid total of 180/7.
  • The batting is looking increasingly stronger by the game right now as they increased their total once again and this time Colin de Grandhomme was the main contributor, hitting 55 from 35 balls coming in the middle order, while Guptill, Taylor and Neesham all produced solid knocks to see them produce a tough target for the tourists.
  • Blair Tickner came into the side at the expense of Daryl Mitchell last time out and the additional frontline bowler paid dividends as he proved decisive in taking 2/25 from his four overs, and the team will be boosted further by the availability of Trent Boult who returns to the fold after being rested.

ENGLAND

  • England slipped to a second consecutive defeat to go 2-1 down in the series and that loss was particularly frustrating given the fact they needed just 42 from 32 balls with eight wickets remaining yet still contrived to lose after a batting collapse.
  • Both Tom Banton and Matt Parkinson came into the side for their debuts and enjoyed reasonable performances so they should both keep their places for this match but the rotations will likely continue for this game.
  • Just a day after announcing he has joined Yorkshire from Middlesex on a four-year contract, Dawid Malan hit a half century in the third ODI to continue his good form but there is every chance he will be rested as Jonny Bairstow and Chris Jordan could return to the line-up for this match.

THE PREDICTION

This series continues to be extremely competitive with little dividing the teams as New Zealand hold a narrow 2-1 advantage. England continue to rotate their team and give playing time to some new talents but we may see them bring some experienced figures back in as they look to salvage the series in Napier. New Zealand are able to count on star paceman Trent Boult who is available after missing the first three matches and that will only serve to boost them. With England’s batting looking a little fragile, the Blackcaps have a great chance of sealing the series here.

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