New Zealand coach, Mike Hesson, impressed by England’s performance in the ongoing One-Day International series between the two nations, termed the hosts as a side that can be very dangerous on their day.
Somerset pacer Jamie Overton has been named in the England squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand thereby joining his twin brother Craig Overton who is already part of the squad.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor posted tons in a record third wicket partnership to chase down England’s 302 albeit with some late-game drama, helping New Zealand win by three wickets with an over to spare in Southampton going 2-1 up in the series.
Ross Taylor clobbered a scintillating unbeaten century to help New Zealand pile 398 and stave off a record-breaking chase from England partially hampered by rain, helping New Zealand take the game by 13 runs (D/L) at The Oval in the second One-Day International to level the series 1-1.
New Zealand's batting all-rounder Grant Elliott feels that the momentum from the Test series against England will give his side an edge when the two teams face-off in the One-Day International series that begins next week.
New Zealand set England a record fourth innings target of 455 thanks to excellent lower order contributions before rain consumed almost two sessions of the fourth day of the second Test at Headingley in Leeds.