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New Zealand ask England to bat in 34-overs-a-side contest

Toss New Zealand gained the toss and selected to bowl vs England

Trent Boult will play his one hundredth ODI and his first in almost a yr on the Ageas Bowl, as New Zealand gained the toss and opted to chase towards England in a match shortened to 34 overs per aspect by a three-hour rain delay.

Boult’s most up-to-date 50-over look got here sooner or later wanting a yr in the past and Sunday’s second ODI marks his return to the format forward of subsequent month’s World Cup in India. In between, he negotiated a launch from his central contract with the intention to maximise his availability in franchise leagues.

For England, Jason Roy was once more unavailable for choice after struggling a again spasm forward of Friday’s sequence opener, whereas Adil Rashid missed out, having spent a lot of New Zealand’s innings off the sphere with cramp throughout that recreation.

The ECB mentioned Rashid had “delicate calf tightness” and that England have been “simply being cautious” with each Rashid and Roy.

Dawid Malan was absent on paternity depart after his spouse gave beginning on Saturday, however Jonny Bairstow returned from a right-shoulder niggle. He was as a result of open alongside Harry Brook, who retained his spot as a makeshift opening batter.

Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Sam Curran have been the three additions to the aspect that misplaced by eight wickets in Cardiff, with Malan, Rashid and Chris Woakes making approach. Mark Wooden remains to be constructing again as much as match health after the Ashes.

Jos Buttler, England’s captain, mentioned, “We need to play with the depth we pleasure ourselves on. We’ll be higher for the run out.” Buttler was carded to bat at No. 6, with Liam Livingstone listed one spot forward of him.

New Zealand made three adjustments of their very own, bringing Finn Allen, Mitchell Santner and Boult in for Henry Nicholls, Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson.

Tom Latham, their captain, mentioned he had chosen to bowl as a result of there was “probably [bad] climate about in a while.” He added, “[It was] a pleasant efficiency a few days in the past… we’ll hope to again that up right now.”

England: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Harry Brook, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Jos Buttler (capt/wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 David Willey, 10 Gus Atkinson, 11 Reece Topley

New Zealand: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Will Younger, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (capt/wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Trent Boult



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