Cricket - Factbox: New Zealand v England Test series

Factbox on the Test series between New Zealand and England, which begins in Dunedin on Wednesday.

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Schedule:

First Test March 6-10 University Oval, Dunedin

Second Test March 14-18 Basin Reserve, Wellington

Third Test March 22-26 Eden Park, Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

Test world ranking: Eighth

Captain: Brendon McCullum

Coach: Mike Hesson

Recent form:

January

South Africa - Port Elizabeth - Lost by innings and 193 runs

South Africa - Cape Town - Lost by innings and 27 runs

November

Sri Lanka - Colombo - Won by 167 runs

Sri Lanka - Galle - Lost by 10 wickets

Squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Dean Brownlie, Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Bruce Martin, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.

ENGLAND

Test world ranking: Second

Captain: Alastair Cook

Coach: Andy Flower

Recent form:

December

India - Nagpur - Match drawn

India - Kolkata - Won by seven wickets

November

India - Mumbai - Won by 10 wickets

India - Ahmedabad - Lost by nine wickets

Squad: Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Monty Panesar, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes

History:

Matches 94

New Zealand wins 8

England wins 45

Draws 41

Recent England tours of New Zealand:

1991-1992 - Three - England 2-0

1996-1997 - Three - England 2-0

2001-2002 - Three - Drawn 1-1

2007-2008 - Three - England 2-1

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