England surprised New Zealand in the ODI series    Getty Images
England surprised New Zealand in the ODI series Getty Images

England‘s Sam Billings is eager to show he is more than just a one-day player by starring for Kent in the first official match of Australia’s tour of England later this week. The 24-year-old rising star featured in all five matches the thrilling recent 3-2 series one-day international series victory over New Zealand his first taste of senior England cricket — and made a valuable 41 in Saturday’s decisive clash at Chester-le-Street. Live Updates: England vs New Zealand one-off T20 International at Old Trafford

He is also set to feature in Tuesday’s one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford, the final match of New Zealand’s tour. But the hard-hitting batsman, yet to don the gloves for England, although he keeps wicket for his county, is keen to prove his worth in a longer format when Kent welcome Australia to Canterbury for a four-day match starting on Thursday. Live scorecard: England vs New Zealand, one-off Twenty20 International, Old Trafford

Meanwhile, Former England coach Peter Moores has said his second spell in charge of the national side was blighted by a misguided perception that he was obsessed with statistics. Moores was sacked in May, following a drawn Test series away to the West Indies came hot on the heels of a wretched World Cup where England suffered a first round exit, AFP reported. READ: England vs New Zealand 2015, one-off T20 International at Old Trafford, Preview


England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jonathan Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, , Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Steven Finn

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan