<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Alastair Cook warns England of New Zealand backlash in ODI series" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130531085250.jpg" title="Alastair Cook warns England of New Zealand backlash in ODI series" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> England captain Alastair Cook (L) and his Kiwis counterpart Brendon McCullum pose with the ODI series trophy on Thursday © Getty images</p> </div> <strong>London: May 31, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>captain <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> expects New Zealand to be far stronger in an upcoming one-day series after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Weather-permits-England-to-complete-2-0-series-win-over-New-Zealand/27130" target="_blank">inflicting Test humiliation</a> upon the Black Caps.<br /> <br /> England completed a 2-0 series whitewash with a crushing 247-run win in the second Test at Headingley concluded Tuesday — a match where Cook became the first England batsman to score 25 Test hundreds with a second innings 130.<br /> <br /> But the teams have now switched formats, with the first of a three-match one-day series taking place at Lord's — where England won the first Test by 170 runs after New Zealand collapsed to 68 all out — on Friday.<br /> <br /> However, when the two sides met in limited overs action in New Zealand earlier this year, the results were much closer.<br /> <br /> Now the tourists have also been bolstered by the arrival of several experienced one-day specialists ahead of next month's <a href="/tags/ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013/post" target="_blank">Champions Trophy</a> tournament in England and Wales featuring the world's top eight teams in 50 overs per side cricket.<br /> <br /> "I think it's always been the strength of their cricket, the shorter forms," Cook told reporters at Lord's on Thursday.<br /> <br /> "Out in New Zealand both the Twenty20 and one-day series went down to the last game, so we are expecting another tight contest. New Zealand are a very strong one-day team and their record in big trophies, in big games proves that."<br /> <br /> Cook added county experience of playing in different formats would help those players also in the Test squad cope with the change to coloured clothing and two white balls.<br /> <br /> "It's obviously a very quick turnaround, seems quite strange after only a day off. In county cricket we've been brought up playing a four-day game then almost the next day a one-day game, a Twenty20 game.<br /> <br /> "We are all quite used to it. But it's making sure mentally we are right and looking to do the basics well. We have got options, depending on conditions."<br /> <br /> This series will effectively act as England's warm-up for the Champions Trophy but Cook insisted it was important in its own right.<br /> <br /> "As players we have to look at it a series we want to win. It will be good preparation [for the Champions Trophy] when we get there but we have to look at this series in total isolation."