1st Test: New Zealand must find answers to England’s pace

England’s pace bowlers James Anderson and Steven Finn are likely to be crucial determinants in the Test series against New Zealand when the first of three matches begins at University Oval in Dunedin on Wednesday. Both Anderson and Finn were rested in the four-day match against the New Zealand XI, which the hosts won by three wickets with less than two overs remaining, but proved more than destructive in the limited overs series prior to the Tests.

Apart from the opening one-day match which New Zealand won, Anderson and Finn provided a masterclass in hostile fast bowling, giving the New Zealand batsmen little to hit on the small grounds while creating pressure and taking wickets. Anderson’s control of the seam position and the swing he extracted created doubt for New Zealand’s batsmen, while the tall Finn bowled back of a length and was menacingly accurate at top pace Read more
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