The last Test of the two-match series between England and New Zealand will be played in Edgbaston, Birmingham from today. There have been some major changes in the XI. If captain Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner are left out of this Test due to injury, fast bowler Trent Boult has joined the team. Tim Southee can rest after the return of a brilliant bowling bout in the first Test at Lord’s. It is hoped that New Zealand will play the final match of the ICC World Test Championship against India in Southampton from June 18, and that Saudi will be rested. In addition, the Kiwi team’s administration may also consider resting on Kyle Jamison.
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Speaking of England, Ally Robinson, who debuted in the First Test, will not be available for the match. Robinson has been suspended from international cricket following an investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over the obscene tweets made several years ago. Jack Leach may return to England. Robinson could replace Leach or Craig Overton. In addition, England will not make any changes to their playing XI.
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England’s possible playing XI: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Jack Crowley, Joe Root (C), Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, James Bracy, Craig Overton / Jack Leach, Ollie Stone, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
New Zealand’s possible playing XI: Tom Latham (C), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nichols, BJ Watling, Colin D Grandholm, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.