Stuff – OPINION: England took the spoils in the one day international series but can the Black Caps turn the tables in the first test?
- OPINION: England took the spoils in the one day international series but can the Black Caps turn the tables in the first test?
- New Zealand to win the first cricket test against England.
- READ MORE: * Niggle in NZ XI v England * A weird day of cricket * Astle bats away Sodhi * Rabada to appeal two-test banThis is test cricket with a pink ball which can misbehave under lights and level the playing field, reducing seemingly competent batting lineups to clueless wrecks.
- Exhibit A: the first pink ball test in Adelaide in November 2015 when Tim Southee and Trent Boult swung New Zealand within three wickets of victory over Australia.
- Australia’s Big Bash all stars crushed New Zealand thrice and, while England took some time to come into things in New Zealand, they too have been much the better team in our encounters to date.