England v New Zealand: 3rd Test, day one – reside! | England v New Zealand 2022

The anthems had been sung and the ball is within the arms of a person in a bandana: Stuart Broad.

England aren’t on trial nowadays, for as soon as, however Headingley is. Yorkshire CCC has had a shocker, as Sky has simply proven with a snappy information to the racism scandal. “Cricket needs better leadership,” says Mike Atherton. “From both Yorkshire and the ECB.” Amen to that.

Yorkshire’s love of cricket isn’t doubtful. But it’s a disgrace that England, with Jofra Archer injured and Moeen Ali nonetheless theoretically unavailable, are placing out a lower than multicultural XI. On this entrance, as on a couple of others, Eoin Morgan’s white-ball workforce cleared the path.

“With the Ashes only 13 months away,” says Pete Salmon, “surely it’s time to start tinkering with the team so the best possible XI runs out in July 2023?” Ha. They did overdo the tinkering closing 12 months, however probably the most objections to tinkering are in line with a fallacy – that there’s a transparent first XI that we will all agree on.

“What’s the weather looking like?” asks Tintenfische on Twitter. “Whole days play?” Yes – cloudy with sunny spells, in keeping with the Met Office. But there’s rain round for the opposite 4 days, with the following day taking a look specifically dicey.

England workforce: as marketed

Jimmy Anderson drops out with a niggly ankle, even though he may had been rested anyway. And the Overton window opens – for Jamie, making his England debut, reasonably than his dual brother Craig, who arrived on the earth 3 mins previous and at the Test scene 3 years previous. As bowlers, they’re a long way from equivalent: Craig is line and duration, Jamie fireplace and brimstone. Craig has simply given Jamie his first Test cap, turning into the primary dual brother to hold out that glad responsibility, and likewise most certainly the primary man to do it for any person who has simply felled him with a bouncer.

England 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Alex Lees, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Ben Foakes (wkt), 8 Jamie Overton, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Matthew Potts, 11 Jack Leach.

Jamie Overton is gifted together with his Test cap via his brother Craig. Photograph: Gareth Copley/ECB/Getty Images

NZ workforce: Wagner will get a recreation eventually

Williamson returns, NZ bat deep, and there’s an past due recall for Neil Wagner, their unsung hero.

New Zealand 1 Tom Latham, 2 Will Young, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Devon Conway, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Tom Blundell (wkt), 8 Michael Bracewell, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult.

Toss: NZ win and bat

Kane Williamson is again and he’s were given something proper already, perhaps two. He wins the toss and likes the glance of the pitch, which has already been described via one commentator as “a featherbed”.

New Zealand to bat this morning after Kane Williamson wins the toss.
New Zealand to bat this morning after Kane Williamson wins the toss. Photograph: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com/Shutterstock

Preamble: time to buckle up once more

Morning everybody and welcome to some other day of world cricket. If it’s Thursday, it should be a Test fit. About 19 hours after one England XI sealed a one-day sequence within the Netherlands, some other will take the sphere at Headingley to look in the event that they can also pull off a blank sweep. Or must that be a blank opposite sweep, now that the Test workforce have transform as buccaneering as their white-ball brethren.

It’s time to buckle up once more and benefit from the trip. Ben Stokes says England will pass even more difficult this time, a plan that can contain rewriting the regulations of physics. New Zealand, who received the World Test Championship just a 12 months in the past, are due a win, they usually did make 550 after being installed to bat. But England have our outdated pal Mo Mentum on their facet, in addition to a new-manager soar from Brendon McCullum, the super-enabler whose fingerprints can nonetheless be discovered on New Zealand’s spirited taste of play.

This recreation is at Headingley, the place it’s simple to image both set of seamers having a ball – or getting a pasting if the solar comes out. The quickest of them might be Jamie Overton, making his Test debut on the expense of his dual Craig. There is, as ever, no scarcity of sub-plots, so do stay this window open. Play begins at 11am UK time, 10pm in New Zealand, and I’ll be again 25 mins earlier than that with information of the toss.

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