The English Cricket team will be touring New Zealand in the month of October to play a series of Test matches and T20 International matches. The Test series featuring England in New Zealand will be the 19th series between the two teams that will be played in New Zealand.
As of now, the English team alone has finalised the squads for the tour and Eoin Morgan will be leading the T20 team whereas Joe Root has been made the skipper of the Test squad for the series. New Zealand is yet to finalize its squad for the matches but it is likely that it will retain its major players in the squad, with a few changes.
In this 37- day long tour, the teams will play 2 unofficial T20 matches before heading on to the 5-match T20I series. After the T20I series, the English team will play a 2-day match and a 3-day match before starting off with the Test Series from 21 November 2019. The New Zealand vs England 2019 matches will take place at 9 different stadiums across New Zealand, out of which The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui will be hosting its first-ever Test Match on 21 November 2019.
The teams will play 2 Test matches before concluding the tour by 3 December 2019. The English team has always proved itself to be superior when it has come to face-offs in Test Series’ against New Zealand.
The teams have faced each other in a total of 35 series and have won 23 of them. The New Zealand Cricket team has won only 4 Test series against England while 8 others have ended in a draw. However, the last NZ vs ENG series in New Zealand took place in 2017-18 and New Zealand won the two-match series 1-0. The New Zealand Cricket team will also play a series of T20 International matches, which will begin from 1 November 2019 at 1400 Hrs (Local).
So far, New Zealand has hosted 2 T20I series against England, one in 2007-08 and the other in 2012-13. Interestingly, England has emerged victorious on both occasions. England cricket team won the 2 match series in 2007-08 by a margin of 2-0 and the 3-match series in 2012-13 by a margin of 2-1. Also, England has won 10 matches out of the 16 T20I matches played between the two teams whereas New Zealand has managed to win only 5 of them. In the last 5 clashes, England leads by a narrow margin of 3-2.