England batter Ben Stokes revealed that the fact he was in the team as a specialist batter provided him with more clarity in regards to his role and allowed him to bat with more freedom while at the crease.
England thrashed New Zealand by 181 runs to win the third one-day international at The Oval on Wednesday as they went 2-1 up in a four-match series.
England debutant Gus Atkinson took four wickets as the hosts hammered New Zealand by 95 runs in the second Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Friday.
England cricketers Harry Brook and Issy Wong have been named Major League Baseball Europe 'ambassadors' ahead of June's games at London.
Veteran seamer Anderson snared 3-37, sending the Black Caps crashing to 138-7 when rain forced an early end to day two in Wellington
The Black Caps were steamrolled 3-0 as England swept to nine wins in 10 tests with an attacking mindset under new captain Ben Stokes and head coach McCullum, the former New Zealand skipper
Skipper Jos Buttler praised the character of his England side as they breathed new life into their Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday, but it was curtains for Afghanistan.
England must get past in-form New Zealand on Tuesday if they are to get their Twenty20 World Cup campaign back on track but their hopes of reaching the semifinals would also suffer a heavy blow if the Brisbane weather refuses to play ball.