It’s been almost 3 months since England last played a test match. A series in which the BCCI were controlling, and as per usual, attempted to make things easier for India by getting everyone to follow what they wanted. Their Hitler-like methods could not stop India falling to a 2-1 series defeat. Tragic really. Not.
Since then, wasteful ODI’s have filled up the last three months. That and other test matches that were so one-sided that the pundits on Sky could’ve spent countless hours analysing the mistakes. It’s times like this that I’m glad ITV don’t cover cricket.
So here we are. England have previously played 44 test matches in New Zealand, winning 18, and losing 4. England have played 4 tests this winter, all of them against India, winning the series 2-1. The hosts have also played 4 tests this winter, only winning 1 against Sri Lanka. They lost the other three, against Sri Lanka and South Africa.
As much as I’d like to think that New Zealand are a good side, I don’t see anything but an England win in this game. I think England are too strong for New Zealand. Possible victory inside 4 days.