England return to the test cricket arena for the first time since they were well beaten in the Ashes by Australia, as they lost the series 4-0.

They now come back to face New Zealand in a two match series, starting next week in Christchurch and is a crucial series for Joe Root’s side.

There has to be a reaction after such a poor series where England never had a foothold in a game, and were completely dominated by the Aussies. England will hope to be boosted by the return of Ben Stokes to this series.

The top order batting will need to become much more consistent than in recent times if they are to gain anything from this series, as the Kiwis are usually strong in their own conditions.

With it being just a two match series it looks like being an interesting one between two decent sides.

Here is who we feel you should watch out for ahead of the series.

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