Ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final, New Zealand to go head to head against England in two Test matches. The matches will be good preparation for the Kiwi players ahead of the mega match vs India. The home of cricket Lord’s is going to host the opening match from June 2. Fans in India will also be able to enjoy England vs New Zealand 2021 test series’ live telecast on TV channel. The streaming and broadcast details of the ENG vs NZ 2-match test series are out. Here below is all you need to know about the upcoming matches.
England and New Zealand Test Squads
The bilateral series will kick off England’s summer season. Interestingly, ECB has included some fresh faces in the 16-match squad of the hosts. Ben Foakes, who was the first choice wicket-keeper during the India tests has been missed out. Haseeb Hameed who hasn’t played any test since 2016 has made it to the roster. Sam Billings has also earned a maiden test call-up for England vs New Zealand matches. On the other hand, Kiwis have arrived with a 20-members squad which is also going to play the WTC final against India.
England Squad: Joe Root (c), Jack Crawley, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Craige Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Bracey, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Sam Billings, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone, Mark Wood.
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Jacob Duffy, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner.
England vs New Zealand Test Live Telecast Channel in India
Sony network is currently holding the broadcast rights from England Cricket Board. So, viewers can watch England vs New Zealand test series’ live telecast in India on Sony Six channel. The live streaming will be available on the Sony Liv app. Users with a Premium Subscription can enjoy the broadcast of ENG vs NZ matches on the Sony-owned OTT platform.
In the UK, Sky Sports Cricket will broadcast both matches. As far as New Zealand viewers are concerned, they can tune in to the SparkSport TV channel. It’s worth mentioning that fans can get live scores and updates of the series on ECB and Sky Sports cricket’s Twitter handles.
Sony Six HD and SD Channel Numbers:
Dish TV: Channel 623 (SD), Channel 622 (HD)
Tata Sky: Channel 484 (SD), Channel 483 (HD)
Videocon D2h: Channels 423 (SD), Channel 928 (HD)
Airtel Digital TV: Channel 291 (SD), Channel 292 (HD)
Sun Direct: Channel 508 (SD), Channel 975 (HD)
ENG vs NZ 2021 Test Series Schedule
Lord’s, London will host the first match of England’s home series vs New Zealand while the second game is scheduled to take place in Edgbaston. In India, the live telecast of both ENG vs NZ tests will commence at 3:30 PM. The schedule is congested as players will get only 3 days off before the start of 2nd match.
|1st Test||2-6 June||3:30 PM||Lord’s|
|2nd Test||10-14 June||3:30 PM||Edgbaston|