England vs New Zealand 2nd Test: The second test match between England and New Zealand is being played in Birmingham. In this match, England’s fast bowler James Anderson made a special achievement in his name. With Anderson playing in this match, he has become the most Test-playing cricketer for England. He has broken the record of former opener Alistair Cook. Cook represented England in 161 international Test matches between 2006 and 2018.
This is Anderson’s 162nd Test match for England. He has so far taken 616 wickets in Test cricket. This fast bowler has done the feat of taking 10 wickets in a match 3 times. Whereas 30 times he has taken five wickets in Tests.
England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat first in the second Test against New Zealand. This is the last and second test match of the series between England and New Zealand. The earlier Test played between the two teams was a draw. Both the teams would like to register a win in this match at any cost.
New Zealand’s regular captain Kane Williamson is out of this match due to injury. In his place, Tom Latham is taking charge of New Zealand. New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling has also been ruled out of this match just before the toss due to injury.
England’s Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, James Brakey (wk), Ollie Stone, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jack Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence
New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham (c), Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wegner, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult