England reveal playing XI for first Test against New Zealand

England have revealed their playing XI for the first Test against New Zealand, scheduled to start on Thursday, February 16. The Ben Stokes-led team features the resurgent Stuart Broad, who missed the tour of Pakistan in December 2022.

England’s tour of New Zealand comprises two Tests, set be played at Mount Maunganui and Wellington. The series opener will go ahead as planned despite a state of emergency being announced in the country due to Cyclone Gabrielle.

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