England pacer Stuart Broad feels that the elevation of Australian batsman Steven Smith to the number three slot will be an advantage to the hosts during the upcoming Ashes series that begins next month.
England's high got a new spike when they won the lone Twenty20 International against New Zealand by 56 runs after setting the latter a target of 192 and dismissing them for just 135 at the Old Trafford.
Jonny Bairstow played a terrific knock under pressure against New Zealand to resurrect England from the dead and help them chase down a revised target after a rain delay helping his team win the fifth and final One-Day International by three wickets (D/L) in Chester-le-Street to win the series 3-2.
Former England fast-bowler, Darren Gough, is pleased with the way England have approached their game in the ongoing One-Day International series against New Zealand, even though he reckons it has come six months too late.
This series between England and New Zealand has already produced the most runs in a five match series in ODI history, and there is still one game to go. Who is going to clinch the series? Read the preview by Rob Johnston.