Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley both compiled centuries in their first innings in an England shirt as preparations for the Test series against New Zealand got under way in Whangarei.
Chris Silverwood is relishing the challenge of attempting to improve England’s Test fortunes after starting his reign as head coach with a dramatic Twenty20 series victory over New Zealand.
Eoin Morgan gave no assurances to Joe Root about a place in England’s side at next year’s T20 World Cup – although the limited-overs captain insists there are few guarantees at this stage.
England captain Joe Root has gone back to basics to rediscover his best form with the bat, linking up with a friend from boyhood club Sheffield Collegiate for informal coaching sessions.
The Hundred may remain an unfamiliar format but the consensus at Sunday’s draft appeared to be that spin will be the way to win.
England head coach Chris Silverwood believes record wicket-taker James Anderson and World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan deserve to end their international careers on their own terms.
Joe Root is eager to begin working alongside a new England coach, with Gary Kirsten still the firm favourite to succeed Trevor Bayliss.
The first players have been selected for the inaugural edition of The Hundred, an eight-team competition spread across five weeks that is set to launch next summer.
England kick-started a new era on Monday with a number of new faces in the touring party to New Zealand and some notable absentees.
National selector Ed Smith is backing Jonny Bairstow to bounce back and have a very good career in Test cricket despite being dropped from the England Test squad for the tour of New Zealand.
Ashley Giles admits England could have an interim head coach for the upcoming tour of New Zealand but has ruled out appointing separate coaches for red-ball and white-ball cricket.