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England name XI for second New Zealand Test

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Jack Leach recovered from a concussion sustained in the first Test at Lord's and was named in the England XI for the second match at Nottingham.

Leach suffered a concussion when he tried to stop a boundary in the sixth over on the first day of the Lord's Test – Matt Parkinson replaced him as a substitute – but has been deemed fit to play after finishing his mandatory seven-day concussion return-to-play protocol. 

England have named an unchanged XI from the side that sealed an easy five-wicket victory in the first Test. They bowled New Zealand out for 132 in the first innings, securing a slim lead of nine runs, and then came back to bowl them out for under 300 in the second innings. 

Chasing a target of 279 with almost two days in hand, England managed to secure a five-wicket win thanks to Joe Root's fine century, during which he also became the 14th player to breach the 10,000-run mark in Test cricket.

The second Test begins at Trent Bridge on Friday, 10 June.

England XI: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonathan Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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