The Black caps will look to pull it back in the ongoing ODI series in England but will have to do without their big hitting all-rounder Corey Anderson, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour due to his back problem.
Earlier Anderson pulled out mid-way through the IPL with a similar injury and now the problem has resurfaced in the England tour as well.
However the Kiwis are hopeful of the return of Tim Southee who would bolster their attack that came under the hammer at Edgbaston.
“Corey is still having a little bit of trouble with his back and I don’t think he’s available for the match” said their vice-captain Kane Williamson.
Anderson last played the first test match of the tour at Lord’s but has been unfit since then. The services of Corey Anderson would have come in handy in the limited overs cricket and it would be a big loss for the Kiwis who were outplayed in the first ODI.
Meanwhile England are extremely confident after registering their biggest ODI win and their centurion in the game Joe Root oozed every bit of it.
“Obviously the way we played was the perfect performance from our perspective,” he said.
Root also acknowledged the fact that there is no particular reason for their remarkable turnaround but said that the explosive batsmen they had, came around and played to their potential.
Williamson too acknowledged England’s flamboyant performance. “England played outstanding cricket. They have a lot of world class players and some exciting new talent who came out and played aggressively,” he added.