England look to future with Mark Wood new-ball role but struggle in warmup

• New Zealand XI make tourists toil after recovering from 30-5
• Wood opened bowling ahead of Stuart Broad in Hamilton

Mark Wood emerged from a chastening experience in Hamilton reassured that he is being primed for a lead role in England’s future.

Wood conceded more than four an over at Seddon Park, where centuries from the New Zealand Test discard Tom Blundell and the unheralded tailender Kyle Jamieson gave England the runaround on day one of their pink-ball warmup match. Yet England’s fastest bowler knew before the start of play that his standing is high with the captain, Joe Root, who informed him the previous evening that he would take the new ball alongside Jimmy Anderson.

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