Stoneman moves on after Ashes

12 March 2018 07:12:44 EST

England opening batsman Mark Stoneman is eager to move on from his Ashes struggles as he prepares for the two-Test series in New Zealand.

The Surrey left-hander fought hard against the Baggy Greens pace attack as the tourists were thrashed 4-0, passing 50 twice in nine innings.

It was an unbelievable experience and something I'll never forget.

Mark Stoneman

However, he is aware that he needs to put more runs on the board to stay in the Test side in the long term and Stoneman is eager to make the most of the opportunity to impress against the Black Caps.

He told PA Sport: "I just took a bit of time out to take stock of things, have a good reflection of how things went. It gets to a point where you have to move on, the past is the past.

"It was an unbelievable experience and something I'll never forget. I'd have loved it to go better than it did, but I've got some really fond memories of it."

Meanwhile, Lancashire right-hander Liam Livingstone is determined to make the most of his first Test call and believes he has learned much from his two T20 international appearances last summer

He told BBC Sport: "The England experience I had in the summer wasn't so great. Looking back now, I'm glad it turned out that way, because if things had gone right I wouldn't have learned much.

"My game is a lot more polished in first-class cricket than it is in white-ball games. That gives me a lot more confidence going into the England Test set-up with a gameplan that I know very well."

Meanwhile, England are 5/2 to win the 2019 World Cup on home soil, while they can be backed at 5/1 to triumph at the 2020 World Twenty20.

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