New Zealand has included three new members in their team and dropped two players from the squad. They are also going to experiment newest opening couple in the upcoming test series.
Bruce Martin, Tom Latham and Hamish Rutherford have got great motivation as they have got good position in their test ranking. Whereas, Jeetan Patel, spinner and James Franklin, all-rounder are not included in the squad.
However, Latham is dubious to play in playing eleven after Mike Hesson’s indication about peter Fulton and Rutherford as they can be the best openers against the visitors.
The New Zealand team has struggled a lot in order to make sure that the opening couple of Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill would get better to contribute in team’s success. After opening in eight innings and recent series with South Africa and Sri Lanka, they have got an average of 16.5. But for their series with England, Guptill was dropped because of his injury whereas, McCullum has been given the place below top three and Fulton has been selected to open the game.
Brendon McCullum was impressive throughout the ODI series as he has made 69, 74 and 76 runs respectively in his matches. English bowlers were also brilliant with their bowling, James Franklin got 3 wickets in first ODI, James Anderson returned 5 players to pavilion in second ODI, whereas Tim Southee got 3 wickets and Andrew Ellis returned 2 players to dressing room.
People will see the return of Tim Southee and Ross Taylor in the team who have missed series with South Africa recently. Both of them were also amazing throughout their one day as well as test series and gave great support to their team. Ross Talyor has made great contributions and developed strong and effective partnerships with various players. He is also expected to perform same in the test series where his intelligence and rational behavior will be needed actually.
On the other hand, England was impressive as they have won both series against New Zealand. They were actually not like their normal behavior but they have played brilliantly and showed great potential and proved that they are also capable to cement their position for World Champions.
The shocking performance from Brendon McCullum and return of Ross Taylor were ruined in front of the knocking bowling attacks by the English bowlers. They have got wickets with short intervals and restricted New Zealand to make cheap runs for their success. The amazing bowling attack from Swann, Panesar and Woakes with the new ball. Their top three players of New Zealand were also not able to contribute runs which would also be the reason of their defeat just because of shocking bowling from the English bowlers.
Officials have given Joe Root a middle ordered place due to which, he has played brilliantly and made easy for England to win. Eion Morgan and Luke Wright were brilliant in T20 series as they have contributed 46 and 42 runs respectively. Just because of these two players, England has got success in their very first game. Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell were also the men to watch. Both of them have made 68 and 64 runs in first one day and developed the partnership of 81 runs.