Just a day before the New Zealand series, England pacer Stuart Broad has been given a big responsibility. Ben Stokes is out of the series due to injury, so the vice-captain of the Broad team has been made. The two-match series starts on Wednesday, 2 June. The New Zealand team will test the preparations for the World Test Championship against India from June 18 onwards.
Broad, who took more than 500 wickets in Tests, made his international debut 14 years ago in 2006. The pacer, who has taken
Face to face war
There have been 105 Tests between England and New Zealand so far, in which the British have the upper hand. The hosts have won 48 matches while New Zealand have won only 11 Tests. The New Zealand team is playing the Test in England after six years. The first Test is to be played at Lord’s, where England have won eight out of 17 and New Zealand have won only one match.