England put themselves in a strong position on day one against New Zealand, who are eager to snuff out the threat of Ben Stokes on Friday.
Joe Denly and Ben Stokes helped England into a fine position in the first Test against New Zealand.
Rapid New Zealand paceman Lockie Ferguson will not be unleashed on England in the first Test at Bay Oval.
England face New Zealand in a two-match Test series and Dom Sibley will get a chance to impress on the international stage.
Joe Root wants England paceman Jofra Archer to have more belief in his own abilities.
Head coach Gary Stead says fast bowler Lockie Ferguson can offer New Zealand something different against England.
The New Zealand job may have come at the wrong time for Warren Gatland but he would still love to one day coach the All Blacks.
New Zealand are still on the hunt for a new head coach but Jamie Joseph will not be taking on the role.
New Zealand star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck capped a fine year on the international stage by taking home the Golden Boot prize.
England enjoyed World Cup glory and were part of an incredible Ashes series, but their focus is now firmly on New Zealand.