Cook: Securing Bayliss is a 'great coup'

England captain Alastair Cook thinks it is a 'great coup' for the Three Lions that they got to hire Australian Trevor Bayliss as their head coach.

Lyth hoping to make an impact at 'home'

England opening batsman Adam Lyth is greatful that he got an opportunity to make his debut in an amazing Test match at Lord's last week but now wants to make a more meaningful contribution with the bat in his second outing.

Second Test preview: England v New Zealand

The second Test between England and New Zealand takes place at Headingley in Leeds, where a draw is not often on the cards. It's happened just once this century, actually. But with the amount of rain forecast, that stat might change.

Root: Stokes puts teams under pressure

England vice-captain Joe Root has insisted that the team encourages allrounder Ben Stokes to play his natural game no matter what situation they find themselves in.

Pitch report: Headingley, Leeds

With both Sunday and Monday set for persistent showers, hopefully Lancashire's Anderson has enough time to get that 400th wicket, even if it's on arch rival territory.