The third cricket test (or was that the first?) between the Black Caps and England at Eden Park in what will be the final chance to produce the first and only result in what has been a dead series dominated by neither England nor the Black Caps, but the weather. The Black Caps will have a hard grind to pull a decent result to snatch a win from the worlds second best test team at a ground they haven’t won a match at for 404 days. They will take some comfort in Kevin Pietersen being ruled out due to a knee injury, but still leaves a potent batting lineup that could prove difficult to remove for New Zealands reasonably inexperienced bowling attack.
404 days since a win, that can’t be a good omen
Test cricket returns to Eden Park tomorrow, a ground that was once a multi-purpose sporting venue. In fact, despite the fact that it is clearly perfectly unsuited to test cricket in 2013, it does possess a decent history of New Zealand v England cricket tests.
Here are five of the more memorable tests from years gone by.
What can you say really? A reminder to all talkback callers who say that any given New Zealand test side is the worst of all tie, that they have no sense of history. read more at Sportsfreak
As usual my weekly picks for each round: