Eoin Morgan will find it tough to get back in the England Test team according to chief selector Geoff Miller.
Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan are both back in England's squad for next week's first Test against New Zealand.
Brendon McCullum is aiming to again be a thorn in the side of England this summer.
James Anderson enters a big summer on the brink of joining the exclusive club with 300 Test wickets.
We pick out some of the match-ups to keep an eye on during England's series against New Zealand.
Derbyshire reached 24-1 in reply to New Zealand's 289-5 declared on the opening day of their tour match.
New Zealand spinner Bruce Martin admits it is a dream come true to be touring England with the Black Caps.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and key batsman Ross Taylor will arrive in England earlier than expected.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson insists their two-Test series with England is much more important than an Ashes appetiser.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson had warned that his side have "unfinished business" to attend to in England this summer.
Jonny Bairstow must prove he's a big-game player in Kevin Pietersen's absence, says Bob Willis.
Joe Drabble looks at which names are in the frame to replace Kevin Pietersen against New Zealand.
New Zealand have added Mark Gillespie and Martin Guptill to their Test squad for the tour of England.