Chris Woakes admitted the possibility of losing Ben Stokes’ bowling as England seek to level the Test series against New Zealand at Hamilton would be a major blow.
Jos Buttler has emerged as a major doubt on the eve of England’s second Test against New Zealand at Hamilton after the wicketkeeper-batsman tweaked his back during a gym session.
Jos Buttler is a doubt ahead of the second Test against New Zealand after the wicketkeeper-batsman tweaked his back on the eve of the Hamilton encounter.
Sam Curran wants to shed his “vulnerable” tag if he is given the nod ahead of Chris Woakes for England’s first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui this week.
Joe Root intends to drop back down to four in the Test order for the foreseeable future as he feels England will get more out out of him as a batsman and captain.
England seamer Chris Woakes is preparing for a difficult time on flat New Zealand pitches with a ball less helpful to his skillset if he is given the nod in next week’s first Test.