STOKES AND CO GET COZY WITH KIWIS
THE love-in between England and New Zealand’s cricketers continued after the hosts’ dramatic one-run victory ensured the two-Test series ended in a draw. Players from both sides had a game of ‘keepy-uppies’ on the field after England invited their opponents into the circle. Drinks on the field and in New Zealand’s dressing room followed before a mixed group headed to a nearby Wellington bar.
Several of England’s players have taken the chance to take extended breaks in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai. It remains to be seen whether such cordiality will be a feature of this summer’s Ashes series.