New Zealand tour of England 2013:England Vs New Zealand 2nd T20I at London Jun 27, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT, 11:00 PM IST).
Teams: England Vs New zealand
Venue: Played at Kennington Oval, London
Time: 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT)
Toss: New Zealand have won the toss and will bowl first
Result: Match abandoned due to rain
Kevin Pietersen's England comeback was put on hold as rain caused the second T20 against New Zealand at The Oval to be abandoned after just two balls. As Pietersen prepared to return, it was announced that the man he replaced in the side, Eoin Morgan, will have surgery on a finger injury that will keep him out for several weeks.
Eoin Morgan will miss the second T20 against New Zealand tonight. James Tredwell set to lead England for the first time.
Recent match results:
England L W L W W
New Zealand W L W L L
The pitch, situated towards the south-west side of the square, was exceptionally quick and bouncy, with one short boundary that both teams targeted to good effect
1.New Zealand's win was only their third over England in ten T20s - and their first in this country.
2.Since returning to England's T20 side last year, Luke Wright has scored 346 runs at 31.45 and taken 10 wickets at 18.10. Before that, he averaged 15.43 with the bat and 36.50 with the ball
3.Hamish Rutherford's 62 at The Oval was his first international half-century since making 171 on Test debut in March.
EnglandPlaying XI: 1 Michael Lumb, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Luke Wright, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ravi Bopara, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Ben Stokes, 8 James Tredwell (capt), 9 Danny Briggs, 10 Jade Dernbach, 11 Boyd Rankin
New ZealandPlaying XI: 1 Hamish Rutherford, 2 James Franklin, 3 Brendon McCullum (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Colin Munro, 7 Corey Anderson, 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Ian Butler, 10 Mitchell McClenaghan, 11 Ronnie Hira