From Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui which had beautiful grassy banks and mountainous backdrop, we move to the modern sports venue of the Westpac Stadium in Wellington – a vast bowl of plastic seats which also hosts rugby union. At Bay Oval, it was England’s night. The Big Ben was the star of the match against the team that had lost their captain.
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The ground has short and straight boundaries. The teams might not prefer playing with two spinners.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
It is going to be hard for the hosts if both Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor miss out the match due to injury.
1. Colin Munro- The T20 specialist couldn’t convert the starts he got. The hosts will be desperately needing a big knock from him.
2. David Willey- Just before the series, Willey smashed 34 runs in an over off Lyon. He will play a vital role with the bat at number 7.
3. Mitchell Santner- Two matches, two great knocks. The baby-faced assassin is in a top-notch form.
4. Ben Stokes- The return of the Big Ben, certainly, changed the gears for the England team. He will be raring to go here.