England 194-7 batting first against New Zealand

England 194-7 batting first against New Zealand

The Irish-born 31-year-old has only just returned from a groin injury that kept him out of England's prior 12-run loss to New Zealand in Wellington.

There are also domestic franchised T20 competitions in the West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh. "That has let us down because batting is normally our strength".

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England hope was justified as they produced the third highest total in eight T20s at Seddon Park. New Zealand are fourth (115), while Australia are a distant fifth (110). This defeat makes it very hard now for England to advance to the final of the tournament. The simplistic answer is "momentum".

Stokes is expected to make a comeback during the forthcoming ODI series against New Zealand on February 25, reports Daily Mirror.

During this period, India have won 39 of their 59 ODIs, giving them a win percentage of 45.49.

A fan wearing the required orange vest did just that on the grass embankment as England batsman David Malan hit Colin Munro for a six over long-on.

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Their side misses out on the final but will look ahead to their five-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting next weekend in Hamilton.

The Indian southpaw had smashed 58 off 16 balls, with seven sixes and three fours in a match against England in that tournament.

With England's current form and favourable home conditions the likelihood of England making the final can't be denied.

"It feels not that good to be honest", Morgan said. Kent's head coach Matt Walker has been part of England's coaching set-up for this tournament in part to give Bayliss' assistants Paul Farbrace and Paul Collingwood some time off after the Ashes and Ricky Ponting has also been used by Australia. "I think there will be more of those players - it's just the nature of the beast and the way world cricket is going".

For New Zealand, it was the fast-bowling pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee who did most of the damage with the former grabbing three wickets while the latter got two.

After the match he said he would like to see his team not tone down the aggressive approach, and he went on to say he would prefer his team to be 2/40 instead of 0/20 after ten overs. Eoin Morgan's men have an inferior run-rate to the Blackcaps and will need to win in convincing fashion to stand any chance to qualify for the finals. But at this stage, there is little doubt as to which sides have laid down the markers and which sides are playing catch-up.

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