Jonny Bairstow is pencilled in to return for the fourth Twenty20 as England look set to drop either James Vince or Dawid Malan following a dramatic batting collapse against New Zealand last time out.
Eoin Morgan wants England to remain positive in the field despite a sloppy performance in which five catches went down as New Zealand levelled the Twenty20 international series.
England were punished for their profligacy in the field as New Zealand levelled the Twenty20 international series at 1-1 with a 21-run victory on a gloriously sunny day in Wellington.
James Vince hopes to capitalise on the absence of several first-team players in New Zealand after propelling England to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the Twenty20 opener against the Kiwis.
James Vince’s maiden Twenty20 international half-century carried England to a commanding seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in Christchurch in the teams’ first meeting since the dramatic World Cup final.
England’s final warm-up ahead of their Twenty20 series against New Zealand ended with an eight-wicket defeat as the tourists were undone by Colin Munro’s belligerent hundred in Lincoln.
Hampshire paceman Kyle Abbott plundered nine wickets as Somerset’s Specsavers County Championship title hopes suffered a setback.