England received the toss and selected to bowl vs New Zealand
Carse, who has performed 9 ODIs since making his first worldwide look within the Covid-affected sequence towards Pakistan in July 2021, was initially drafted into the squad as an harm alternative for one more rookie quick bowler, John Turner. Nonetheless, he was introduced with England T20I cap No.100 earlier than the beginning of play, and can hyperlink up with the left-arm fast Luke Wooden as England look to develop their bench-strength forward of subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup.
One other uncapped prospect, Gus Atkinson, must wait his flip for a primary England look, after he was given an additional few days to organize after that includes in Oval Invincibles’ victory within the Males’s Hundred on Sunday night time.
On the high of the order, England have opted for a mix of previous and new, with Jonny Bairstow restored to the opening berth for which he had been earmarked eventually 12 months’s T20 World Cup triumph, till his freak leg harm pressured him to overlook your complete winter’s marketing campaign.
Bairstow will probably be joined on the high of the order by Will Jacks, one other Oval Invincibles trophy-winner, who has been given an opportunity to reprise his success within the Hundred and for Surrey within the T20 Blast, with England’s captain Jos Buttler slipping down the order to No.5. Harry Brook, maybe the person with probably the most to show after his shock omission from the 50-over World Cup plans, is slated to return in at No.4.
For New Zealand, Finn Allen and Devon Conway reprise the function they performed on the high of the order for Southern Courageous earlier this month, and there is a host of different Hundred performers slotting into their XI – amongst them, Adam Milne, who claimed three wickets in his first ten balls in a fiery show for Birmingham Phoenix final week.
There isn’t a place as but, nevertheless, for Kyle Jamieson, who made his comeback from a long-standing again harm within the UAE earlier this month, however has been rested at this stage of the sequence.
England: 1 Will Jacks, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Brydon Carse, 11 Luke Wooden
New Zealand: 1 Devon Conway (wk), 2 Finn Allen, 3 Tim Seifert (wk), 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Mark Chapman, 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Adam Milne, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Tim Southee (capt), 10 Lockie Ferguson
Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfo. @miller_cricket