England received the toss and bat first vs New Zealand
Roy, who missed the primary three matches after struggling again spasms, seemed to be match to participate after his involvement in England’s pre-match warm-ups. Nonetheless, he has not been risked, with England selecting as soon as once more to open with Jonny Bairstow and the in-form Dawid Malan – whose 96 at The Oval seems to have cemented his standing as a first-choice choose.
Ben Stokes sits this match out after his emphatic assertion of kind on Wednesday, when he cracked an England-record 182. Harry Brook is again in his most popular No.4 place after two alternatives as an opener, and has one other probability to make his World Cup case after lacking out on the provisional 15-man squad earlier this month.
The opposite notable change is the inclusion of Brydon Carse – one other man who was not initially within the ODI set-up, however whose kind within the T20Is merited his addition to the squad. He is available in for fellow fast Gus Atkinson, and can fill the mid-innings pitch-hitting position that Liam Plunkett carried out with such aplomb in England’s and New Zealand’s final assembly on this floor, within the World Cup remaining 4 years in the past. David Willey for Chris Woakes is England’s remaining change.
For New Zealand, Tim Southee and Matt Henry swap in for fellow quicks Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult. Tom Latham, their captain, admitted that he too would have batted first after dropping his first toss of the sequence, however promised his crew would “play our approach” regardless.
England: 1 Dawid Malan, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (c, wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Sam Curran, 9 David Willey, 10 Brydon Carse, 11 Reece Topley
New Zealand: 1 Will Younger, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Henry Nicholls, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (c, wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Ben Lister