Zak Crawley was handed an unexpected England debut because of Jos Buttler’s back injury while there was a recall for Chris Woakes for the must-win second Test against New Zealand at Hamilton.
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.
Jos Buttler has dismissed suggestions of introducing the Kookaburra ball in England after yet another trying day in the field left them battling to save the first Test against New Zealand.
Sam Curran claimed the prize wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as England’s bowlers wrestled back the initiative after an all too familiar batting collapse in the second Test.
England proved old habits die hard as an all too familiar batting collapse gave New Zealand a foothold on day two of the first cricket Test in Mount Maunganui.
England proved old habits die hard as a batting collapse on the second morning of the first Test swung momentum in New Zealand’s favour in Mount Maunganui.
Jos Buttler feels reinvigorated by the time off he had following a whirlwind summer as he returned to action with a century in England’s final warm-up before the Test series against New Zealand.
Joe Denly silenced any lingering concerns over his fitness with one of England’s three half-centuries on the penultimate day of their final warm-up before the first Test against New Zealand next week.
England stars Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer have all been retained by Rajasthan Royals for next year’s Indian Premier League, where they will be captained by Australia’s Steve Smith.
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.