Picture special: England gear up for first ODI against New Zealand

Picture special: We bring you some of the best pictures as England prepare to take on New Zealand at Lord's in the first ODI

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

England and New Zealand began their preparations on Thursday ahead of the first one-day international at Lord’s.

Alastair Cook’s men take on the Black Caps fresh from securing a 2-0 Test series win at Headingley this week.

Here, The Sport Review brings you some of the best photos from England’s build-up to the first ODI on Friday.

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England captain Alastair Cook is all smiles at the Home of Cricket

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…and so is Stuart Broad

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Tim Bresnan, whose wife is expected to give birth during the ODI series, inspects his bat

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Jade Dernbach has been added to the ODI squad as cover for Bresnan

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Joe Root (left) was in action after hitting his maiden Test century for England earlier this week

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Cook and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum pose with the series trophy

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