England face New Zealand in the second of three One Day International (ODI) fixtures, in the build-up to the ICC Champions Trophy. The Kiwis registered a strong five-wicket win in the first match and Brendon McCullum's men have an excellent opportunity to record a second ODI series win in England in the last five years.

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Play starts at 10.45am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Martin Guptill (L) and Chris Woakes


Alastair Cook would have been only somewhat pleased with his team's batting in the first match. Key batsmen like Jonathan Trott, Joe Root and Cook himself all got starts, with Trott scoring 37 and Root and Cook managing 30 each. However, in a situation where at least one of the top order should have kicked on for a big score, the hosts capitulated to 227/9 in their 50 overs.

Tim Southee was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers, with 3/37 from 10 overs. And with the bat, the visitors found what England needed in Martin Guptill. The opener scored an unbeaten century (103) to guide his side to the win. James Anderson provided the one bright spark with the ball, picking up 3/31 from nine overs... including two in his very first over.

McCullum will be pleased overall, particularly after the poor performances in the two-match Test series that preceded these ODIs. Guptill and Ross Taylor (54) are playing themselves into form with the bat and Southee leading the pace attack, the Kiwis will enter the ICC Champions Trophy as a dark horse.

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  • Last Five (most recent first): L W W L W
  • Last Match: England lost to New Zealand by five wickets

New Zealand

  • Last Five (most recent first): W L L W L
  • Last Match: England lost to New Zealand by five wickets

Team News

England may look to call former Ireland quickie Boyd Rankin for this game, particularly since Stuart Broad and Steven Finn will likely be rested given the Champions Trophy starts later this week. Big-hitting Kevin Pietersen continues to be unavailable as well.

Probable Line-Up: Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Boyd Rankin

The Kiwis may opt to not make any changes. Nathan McCullum will continue with his role as the lead spinner in the absence of Daniel Vettori. He did a good job at Lord's in the last match, picking up 2/34 from 10 overs. Guptill and Taylor will be the danger men with the bat.

Probable Line-Up: Luke Ronchi , Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Brendon McCullum, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan