England and New Zealand will lock horns in the four-match T20I series starting from tomorrow (August 30). The two teams are also scheduled to lock horns in the four-match ODI series that will be extremely crucial in their preparation for the upcoming World Cup in India. England have named a near full-strength squad even for the T20Is with some of the players certain to make the debut in the format. When it comes to the ODIs, the defending champions are bolstered with the return of Ben Stokes who had retired from the format citing hectic international schedule.
Meanwhile, New Zealand continue to be without their skipper Kane Williamson who is racing against time to get fit for the World Cup. Currently, it still looks unlikely that he will make an appearance in the mega event. But head coach Gary Stead confirmed recently that they want to give him every chance to make it to the showpiece event. More than the T20Is, all the eyes will be on the ODI series as these two teams were the finalists in the previous World Cup edition when England had won on boundary count.
Here's all you need to know about England-New Zealand series:
1st T20I - August 30 (Riverside Ground, Chester le-Street) at 10:30 PM IST
2nd T20I - September 1 (Old Trafford, Manchester) at 10:30 PM IST
3rd T20I - September 3 (Edgbaston, Birmingham) at 7 PM IST
4th T20I - September 5 (Trent Bridge, Nottingham) at 10:30 PM IST
1st ODI - September 8 (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff) at 5 PM IST
2nd ODI - September 10 (Rose Bowl, Southampton) at 3:30 PM IST
3rd ODI - September 13 (Kennington Oval, London) at 5 PM IST
4th ODI - September 15 (Lord's London) at 5 PM IST
England (T20I) - Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Will Jacks, Rehan Ahmed, Sam Curran, Luke Wood, Jos Buttler (C), Jonny Bairstow, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Bryon Carse
England (ODI) - Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler (C), Jonny Bairstow, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood
New Zealand (T20I) - Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi
New Zealand (ODI) - Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Tim Southee
Live streaming and telecast details
The eight-match white-ball series between England and New Zealand will be live on Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of all the matches will be available on Sony LIV App and website.