England vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 1: Follow Live Score | Cricket

England vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 1 Live: England clean-up England 3-0 series against New Zealand England have an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the series and Jamie Overton will make his debut after pitcher Jimmy Anderson is sidelined with an ankle injury. England captain Ben Stokes said the veteran Seamer had a ‘swollen ankle’ and was unsure whether he would be healthy enough to play in a Test match against India next month. Stokes said Overton gave him a ‘difference point’ because of his extra speed. New Zealand have had a number of positives in their squad during the tour and captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the second Test. Henry Nichols, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell and two members of their backroom team return positive results in England. But all four players are now fit and available to play in Leeds this week. England have won only one of their previous 17 matches at this level against the World Test Champions. But the hosts outnumbered the Blackcaps to start a new phase under the leadership duo of Stokes and Red-Ball coach Brendon McCullum.

England: Alex Lees, Zack Crawley, Ally Pope, Joe Root, Johnny Bierstowe, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Fox (WK), Mattie Potts, Jamie Overton, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (WK), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner


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