2 May 2015

Black Caps depart as McCullum's Chennai lose

11:27 am on 2 May 2015

The New Zealand cricket side has left for their two-Test and five one-day international match tour of England.

The Black Caps cricketers during the World Cup.

The Black Caps cricketers during the World Cup. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It will be the Black Caps' first outing since finishing runners-up at the World Cup.

Several members of the side are already playing overseas, in the Indian Premier League or for English county sides.

The Black Caps' opening tour match is a four-day game against Somerset at Taunton starting in a week.

They then play Worcestershire before the first Test against England at Lord's starting on May 29th.

The last time New Zealand toured England was in 2013 when they lost the two-Test series 2-0.

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