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All the updates, news and stats from day one of the second Test at Edgbaston

Welcome to day one of our live report of the second Test between England and New Zealand from Edgbaston. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here.

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10.50am: Things of Stone and Wood

It’s an Australian folk band, it’s an Aussie beer but it’s not about Australia, it’s about all about England and New Zealand as the hosts win the toss and choose to bat first. Joe Root reckons: “It looks a brilliant pitch. Generally the wicket’s good here, we want to make good use of that first.”

Olly Stone comes in for Ollie Robinson, so the England attack will be James Anderson, playing an England record 162nd Test, Stuart Broad, Stone and (Mark) Wood.

New Zealand, meanwhile, have made six changes! Some of those are forced with Will Young in for Kane Williamson, who has a sore elbow, and Tom Blundell taking the gloves for injured keeper BJ Watling. Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult also come in.

England: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 Joe Root (captain), 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Dan Lawrence, 7 James Bracey (wk), 8 Mark Wood, 9 Olly Stone, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

New Zealand 1 Tom Latham (captain), 2 Devon Conway, 3 Will Young, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Daryl Mitchell, 8 Neil Wagner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Ajaz Patel, 11 Trent Boult

10.15am: Good morning – for some

Hello, and welcome to our coverage from the opening day at Edgbaston. We have some news for you first up, with New Zealand revealing that wicket-keeper BJ Watling is a late withdrawal after failing to overcome a sore back. The injury has troubled Watling in the past and although it has improved over the past 24 hours, it hasn’t improved enough for him to be confident of making it through a full Test behind the stumps. As a result, Tom Blundell will take the gloves and bat at No. 6 in his 11th Test.

Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo

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