Joe Root and Alastair Cook    Getty Images
Joe Root and Alastair Cook Getty Images

England would go in the Test series confident after winning the ODI series 3-2. New Zealand on the other hand have many positives to start the series with. England have managed to draw both the warm-up games against New Zealand XI. Ben Stokes who missed the wam-up matches due to back injuries is most likely to play the opening Test. The English Test side would be very keen to make a strong come back after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat in the Ashes.

The live streaming of the third match will be available on HotStar, while the second ODI will telecast live on Star Sports Select HD 1 and Star Sports Select 1 in India. The matches can also be watched on SKY Sport NZ in New Zealand; all matches live streamed on the Sky Go. In England, one can view matches on Sky Sports Cricket.

Martin Guptill has been called in as a cover for Ross Taylor who is suffering from injury. Guptill last played Test in 2016. The first Day-Night Test in New Zealand will take place at Eden Park, Auckland.