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Scott Kuggeleijn’s poor outing in Christchurch might encourage the selectors to have a look at Blair Tickner, who made his debut against India earlier this year. Jimmy Neesham is also an all-round option but New Zealand may well decide to give the same group another chance.
New Zealand (possible): 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Tim Seifert (wk), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Colin de Grandhomme, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn/Blair Tickner, 9 Tim Southee (capt), 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Ish Sodhi
Morgan’s England tend to stick with a winning team, though you would imagine the management want to look at Tom Banton sooner rather than later. Given they know what they’re getting from Chris Jordan, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid, there’s a case to throw Saqib Mahmood and/or Matt Parkinson in, too.
England (possible): 1 Dawid Malan/Tom Banton, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 James Vince, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Sam Billings (wk), 6 Lewis Gregory, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Tom Curran/Saqib Mahmood, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Pat Brown
Pitch and conditions
The Westpac Stadium is not the biggest – Guptill memorably hit the ball on to the roof during his double-hundred against West Indies at the 2015 World Cup – and its drop-in pitches have aroused suspicion in the past, though when England and New Zealand met in a T20I on the ground in February 2018 the game produced nearly 400 runs. Sunday’s forecast is for a bright, sunny afternoon with zero chance of interruption.