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Category: England in New Zealand 2019-20

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Graham Thorpe urges England to learn lessons of New Zealand series defeat

• Batting coach sets sights on South Africa series• Anderson, Wood and Bairstow expected to be named in squadThe final word on England’s series defeat in New Zealand came from Graham Thorpe. The assistant coach was standing in for the absent Chris Silv…

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England’s series defeat means supposed new era gets off to flat start | Ali Martin

Loss to New Zealand means England have gone without a series win this year for the first time since 1999For the second time in less than two years England’s Test team leave New Zealand with a 1-0 series defeat to show for their efforts; a hammering in …

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New Zealand v England: Test series player ratings

Joe Root and Chris Woakes impressed for England, while Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley had tough baptismsDom Sibley 3 A tough baptism for the new opener, who clipped his first ball in Test cricket for four but made just 38 runs across three innings and twic…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, final day – live!

Updates from Hamilton, 10.30am (9.30pm GMT) startRoot praises Pope’s maturity after sixth-wicket standEmail Tanya or tweet @tjaldred with your thoughts 7.49pm GMT So, here we are, two mince pies into December, with just one day left of the first tour o…

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England’s Joe Root praises Ollie Pope’s maturity after second Test stand

Pair put on 193 runs in seventh-wicket partnershipRoot: ‘He showed maturity, read the situation well’Ollie Pope was praised for his maturity after Surrey’s 21-year-old prodigy, playing in the second Test as a wicketkeeper, struck his maiden half-centur…

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Joe Root’s epic double century sets up potential intrigue on final day of second Test

New Zealand 375 & 96-2 (34 overs); England 476Hosts trail by five runs with eight wickets remainingIn becoming the first visiting captain to score a double century in New Zealand, Joe Root felt his mandate swell in a way that the political leaders …

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates from Seddon Park, HamiltonDay three: Root ends poor run with ton as England rallyEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 8.41pm GMT Reminder: we’ll be starting half an hour earlier this morning, to help compensate for time we’ve lost. …

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates from Seddon Park, HamiltonDay three: Root ends poor run with ton as England rallyEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 8.41pm GMT Reminder: we’ll be starting half an hour earlier this morning, to help compensate for time we’ve lost. …

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Rory Burns leads England fightback with ‘bittersweet’ century

Burns run out for 101 against New Zealand in HamiltonEngland opener: ‘It was nice to take that opportunity’Rory Burns believes you are never settled in Test cricket but his second century for England once again demonstrated an ability to reset after a …

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Joe Root ends poor run with ton as England move to within striking distance of New Zealand

Rory Burns also hits century on day three of second TestEngland move to 269-5 and cut deficit to 106Joe Root’s 17th Test century and sixth as England captain was his slowest and possibly most determined to date. It might prove to be the most significan…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day three – live!

Live updates from the third day’s play at Seddon ParkDay two report: Hosts take control in HamiltonEmail Tanya here or tweet @tjaldred 9.44pm GMT 21st over: New Zealand 49-2 (Burns 28, Root 13) The grass stripes either side of the wicket are very defin…

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New Zealand take control of second Test on day two in Hamilton | Ali Martin

England 39-2; New Zealand 375Barney Ronay: It’s time to admit that Joe Root should not be England’s Test captainStuart Broad spoke of his respect for New Zealand’s attack after another day on tour that witnessed English toil in the field followed by th…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day two – live!

Updates from day two of the Test at Seddon ParkEngland fear losing Stokes’s bowling for South Africa tourEmail Tim or tweet him with your thoughtsWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalism 9.38…

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It’s time to admit that Joe Root should not be England’s Test captain | Barney Ronay

England have lost a great batsman in order to gain a poor captain. It doesn’t make sense and the semi-honorific status of the Test captaincy needs to be looked atShall we have a debate about whether Joe Root should carry on as England’s Test captain? O…

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England fear losing Ben Stokes from bowling attack for South Africa tour

• All-rounder managed two overs in second Test• Player had recurrence of issues with left kneeBen Stokes has left England concerned about his ability to play as an all-rounder this winter after experiencing pain in his troublesome left knee.The 28-year…

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Tom Latham hits century against England before rain halts second Test

Opener unbeaten on 101 when heavy showers arriveNew Zealand end day one at Seddon Park on 173-3Heavy rain washed out the final session of the first day of the second Test between New Zealand and England at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Friday. Jofra Arche…

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New Zealand v England: second Test, day one – live!

Day one begins at 10pm GMT in HamiltonButtler injury puts Pope on call to keep wicketAnd you can email Tim or send him a tweet 12.04pm GMT Evening everyone, or should that be morning? Wherever you are in your day, the England captain may be on borrowed…

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Jos Buttler injury puts Pope on call to keep wicket for England

First-choice keeper tweaks back during gym sessionEngland need to beat New Zealand to draw Test seriesOllie Pope has been placed on standby to keep wicket for England during their must-win second Test against New Zealand after Jos Buttler emerged as an…

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Joe Root in need of big score but England captain thinks form is close

As he prepared for the second Test against a depleted New Zealand, Joe Root said he was not far away from a good scoreNew Zealand, ranked second in the world and dominant at home of late, were never going to be a soft entry into a winter of eight Tests…

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Ashley Giles backs Joe Root as England captain despite batting struggles

• Giles hoping Chris Silverwood can relieve pressure on Root• Captain drops out of top 10 Test batting rankingsAshley Giles has accepted the statistics back up the notion that Test captaincy has affected Joe Root’s batting after he dropped out of the w…