ABOUT THE MATCH
The 4th T20 between New Zealand and England will take place at McLean Park, Napier, on November 8.
New Zeland is in great form after winning its last 2 matches and now the kiwis are leading the series. One more added advantage for them is Trent Boult is fit to play and he will be seen in this T20 match
England on the other side is struggling a bit with their team equations and we might see a different playing Xl in this game. If they win this encounter they will equal the five-game series.
The Pitch at McLean Park, Napier is a batting-friendly wicket and whoever wins the toss they will bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The Wicket at Napier is a batting-friendly wicket and we might see some huge scores on the board.
And the temperatures will be in the ’20s throughout the day and there’s no rainfall according to the forecast.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF NEW ZEALAND
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Siefert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF ENGLAND
Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Curran, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Pat Brown
- Opening bowler Trent Boult is back with the squad for the fourth T20i, after being left out for the first three games to rest and focus on first-class domestic commitments.
- Lockie Ferguson is the man to make way. Blair Tickner replaced Daryl Mitchell last time out, meanwhile, and could keep his place after bowling well.
- New Zealand is looking to back up their previous series successes against Sri Lanka and India is now on course to do that after coming from behind to lead this series.
- They could not defend 153/5 in the opening game, but Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham powered them to 176/8 and a 21-run win in the second, before Colin de Grandhomme’s half-century saw them post 180/7 and win the third match by 14 runs.
- Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Jonny Bairstow made way last time out, as Tom Curran returned and Matt Parkinson and Tom Banton made their T20i debuts.
- Jordan could come in for Saqib Mahmood this time, however, while Bairstow may be selected behind the stumps ahead of Sam Billings. There are plenty of options for rotation still.
- England has lost its last two games in this series, having previously won six matches in a row.
- James Vince hit 59 in the opening game to lead a chase of 154 in a seven-wicket win, but Dawid Malan’s scores of 39 and 55 England’s top score each time has been unable to guide them to victory since.
- In the first game, they were 155 all-out chasings 177 to win, while last time out they lost by 14 runs after posting 166/7.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
It will be a tough match for England, They need to win this battle to keep themselves alive in the series. They might upset Kiwis’ plan and win this encounter.
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