The two-match T20 series, both games being played at the Oval, comes just two days after England lost the Champions Trophy final to India in dramatic fashion, and they will need a quick mind set recovery.
Batsman Ian Bell's patient half-century, wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler's inventive blitz and three key wickets from spinner James Tredwell carried England to a tidy 34-run victory over New Zealand in Wednesday's third and final ODI in Nottingham.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill carried on where he left off in the first ODI by scoring another century in the second, leading the Black Caps to an 86-run win over England at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
New Zealand's one-day form continued to impress as they beat England by five wickets in the first ODI at Lord's on Friday, with Martin Guptill scoring 103 not out as they won with 19 balls to spare.
Familiar foes amid a Future Tours Programme insistent on return series, the English and Black Caps will flank the end of May and the start of June with three more one-dayers.