Dan Lawrence will start the second day of the second Test unbeaten on 67 as England look to build a competitive total for New Zealand to chase.
Lawrence’s innings and 81 from Rory Burns helped England to 258-7 at the close of play on day one at Edgbaston, in front of 18,000 spectators.
The series will see an England side, led by captain Joe Root, go up against the second best ranked team in the world in two five day Test matches.
England will be without some of their star performers who had already committed to play in the disrupted IPL 2021 when the series was announced in January.
Yet it has opened the door to would-be fringe players in the England camp hoping to make an impression for an already action-packed summer of international cricket.
There will be household names, too, with James Anderson making a 162nd appearance to surpass Sir Alastair Cook’s record for most caps achieved by an English Test cricketer.
Kane Williamson will skipper the Black Caps who will use the mini series as preparation for the inaugural World Test Championship final against India in Southampton on 18-22 June.
Here’s all you need to know for the England vs New Zealand series.
When is the England vs New Zealand 2nd Test match?
The 2nd England vs New Zealand Test match will take place from Thursday 10 June to Monday 14 June 2021.
What time does England vs New Zealand 2nd Test start?
There is a scheduled 11am start each day for the first England vs New Zealand Test match from 10-14 June 2021.
Where is England vs New Zealand being played?
Edgbaston is the setting for the 2nd Test match between England and New Zealand after Lord’s held the 1st Test match last week.
What TV channel is England vs New Zealand on?
The England vs New Zealand series will be shown live on Sky Sports’s dedicated Cricket and Main Event channels.
Sky customers who subscribe to the channel will get unprecedented coverage of the two Test series, with every ball screened live.
Sky Sports Cricket costs £18 per month to add as an individual channel for customers, while the complete sports package costs £25 per month.
How can I live stream England vs New Zealand?
Existing Sky Sports customers can stream England vs New Zealand through the Sky Go app on various digital devices, including phones and tablets.
Non-Sky customers can opt for a day or month pass of Sky Sports channels through NOW TV without committing to a contract.
The cost of NOW TV passes vary from £9.98 for a day pass to £20 for a month pass and can be streamed through the NOW TV app.
The NOW TV app can be found on most smart TVs, as well as phones, tablets and computers - depending on your viewing preference.
England vs New Zealand odds
Betting appears to be split almost equally between the three results on offer, according to online bookies comparison website oddschecker.com.
England are 5/4 on to win the series outright, New Zealand 3/1 while a draw is also gaining some traction at 13/8 with BetFred.
All odds correct at the time of writing.
England team for 2nd Test vs New Zealand
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, James Bracey (wk), Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
New Zealand team for 2nd Test vs England
New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.