• England face New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday night
  • Match will be the only Twenty20 encounter between the two nations
  • England won 3-2 in their ODI series after drawing the Test series 1-1
  • England won the toss and have elected to bat first in Manchester 

Luke Augustus for MailOnline

New Zealand conclude their tour of England when they take on Eoin Morgan’s side on Tuesday night in an one-off Twenty20 international.

The encounter at Emirates Old Trafford will be the only one between the two nations in this format following an enthralling Test and one-day series.

After the two-game Test series ended in a 1-1 draw, the hosts played outstanding attacking cricket to win the 50-over format 3-2.

And speaking ahead of their solitary Twenty20 in Manchester, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is hoping to end a memorable tour of England on a high.

‘The cricket both teams have played has been about excitement and confidence so I don’t see there being any change on Tuesday night,’ he said.

‘It’s been an amazing tour. I had a chat with Steven Finn after the last game and we both said what an amazing series it was,’ he said.

‘It’s a pretty amazing one-day series we just played in and unfortunately we came out on the wrong side but the guys are still pretty confident and we’ll be up for the game.

‘The surfaces have been pretty good for batsmen so far so let’s hope there’s plenty of runs in this one too.

‘Hopefully we can end the tour on a high and leave with a smile on our faces.’


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

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

England won the toss and have elected to bat first at Emirates Old Trafford.

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