England hope Stuart Broad demotion will bring benefit of more balanced attack

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The Anderson-Broad axis may be broken against New Zealand but Joe Root may get more consistency with one of them coming on first change

It was a decade ago in Wellington that Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad first appeared together in a Test match. After a surprising defeat at Hamilton in the opening Test on that 2008 tour the captain, Michael Vaughan, and coach, Peter Moores, decided to drop Matthew Hoggard and Steve Harmison. The next generation, personified by Anderson and Broad, was given its head and took its chance well enough. England won the next two Tests – though it was actually Ryan Sidebottom who took most of the wickets.

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