Stuart Broad appointed as the vice-captain of England: The responsibility given for the 2-Test series against New Zealand; First match will be played at Lord’s from tomorrow

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Broad has played 146 Tests in his career so far. In this, he took 517 wickets and scored 3355 runs.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday named fast bowler Stuart Broad as the vice-captain of the team. He has been given this responsibility only for the series against New Zealand. He will play as regular captain Joe Root’s deputy. The English team will start the Test series against New Zealand at Lord’s from tomorrow.

Broad played 146 Test matches in his career.
Broad has played 146 Tests, 121 ODIs and 56 T20s in his career so far. In Tests he took 517 wickets and scored 3355 runs. Broad has 178 wickets and 529 runs in ODIs. He has taken 65 wickets in T20s so far. Apart from this, 118 runs have also been scored.

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Earlier last week, England’s head coach Chris Silverwood included Kent wicketkeeper batsman Sam Billings and Nottinghamshire’s top order batsman Haseeb Hameed in England’s squad. Surrey regular wicketkeeper Ben Foakes suffered a left hamstring injury ahead of the county match against Middlesex. Because of this he was not included in the team.

Billings and Hameed found place in Test squad
England regular player Billings will play Test for the first time in limited overs cricket. At the same time, Hameed had performed brilliantly in the county and he got the reward for this. In the 2021 season in county cricket, he scored 474 runs at an average of 52.66. He has played Tests for the England team in the past as well. He played the last Test in 2016. He played 3 Tests against India in 2016.

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The spectators were allowed to watch the test match in the stadium.
The second Test between England and New Zealand will be played at Edgbaston from June 10. The ECB has also allowed fans to enter the stadium for both the Tests. During the second Test at Edgbaston, 70% or 18000 fans will be able to watch the match. However, they will also have to bring a negative report of the Corona investigation for this. After this series, the New Zealand team will play the World Test Championship final against India.

England Team: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jack Crowley, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, James Bracey (wk), Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Billings, Ollie Stone, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson and Haseeb Hameed.

New Zealand Team: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jameson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Devon Conway, Ejaz Patel, Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra.

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