England clean swept Sri Lanka by 3-0 two years ago but Root is expecting z tougher challenge this time.
The series decider third and final match will be played at the Centurion on Sunday.
Following a seven wicket defeat in Christchurch in the series opener, the Kiwis bounced back strongly.
English selectors have not asked for any replacement of Joe Denly for the remainder of the series.
New Zealand will host England for a five-match T20I series, starting from November 1.
Silverwood is only the second Englishman to coach the national side in almost 20 years.
In the fourth Test at Old Trafford, chasing an improbable target of 383, England were bundled out scoring 197.
Steve Smith has scored 378 runs at an average of 126 in three innings in the series so far.
A sensational Ben Stokes delivered one of the greatest Test innings to take England to victory in third Ashes Test.
Ben Stokes masterclass unbeaten 135 runs propelled England to a stunning one wicket victory in third Ashes Test against Australia.
Skipper Joe Root, batting with an unbeaten 75 keeps England's hopes alive in the third Ashes Test.
In third Ashes Test at Headingley, England were bundled out to their lowest total against Australia in 71 years.
PCB has announced the schedule of Pakistan's tour of England next year comprising of three Tests.
Will Eoin Morgan step down as England ODI and T20I captain? He himself has to decide now.
Veteran umpire John Williams, aged 80, died after being struck by a ball in the head during officiating a match.
Ruth Strauss Foundation provides grants for lung cancer research and support suffering people and their family.
England announced squad for second Ashes Test at the Lord's where world cup star Jofra Archer will make his debut.
Australia won the first Ashes Test against England by 251 runs. After Smith heroics, Nathan Lyon took six wickets.
Steve Smith feels 'incredible' after pair-tons in first Ashes test. He is the fifth Aussie batsman to earn that feat.
The Ashes is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. But where does the name come from?
James Anderson returns to the England side for the first test in Ashes 2019 while Jofra Archer misses out.
James Anderson bestows high confidence upon Jofra Archer, saying he has the potential to develop into a top test cricketer.
All-rounder Sam Curran believes England's historic World Cup triumph will fire up the team in the Ashes.
Jason Roy, one of the prime performers of World Cup 2019, is set to make Test debut against Ireland.
English captain Eoin Morgan still cannot believe that they have finally come out as winner of the world cup 2019.
It has been staggering 27 years England have had to wait for a World Cup final and the wait to lift a title – its forever...
Years of planning & hard work come down into a single day. It’s world cup final at “The Home of Cricket”. England are in the final...
Hosts and tournament favorites England have thrashed Australia by an 8-wicket victory in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Edgbaston...
The center stage of the ongoing World Cup 2019 is heated up having an England-Australia contest in the semi-finals of the mega event. The ancient rivals...
Ellyse Perry took a career-best 7/22 to run through the England batting in a dominant 194-run win in the third one-day international of the Women’s...
Hosts England are expecting of full fitness of opener Jason Roy prior to the vital clash against India on Sunday at Edgbaston which is, however, crucial...
Eoin Morgan’s 148 sets up England’s win over Afghanistan. The hosts England handed bottom-placed Afghanistan a thumping 150-run defeat England skipper Eoin Morgan opted to bat...
Joe Root smashed less than run-a-ball century as England comfortably chase down West Indies to register third world cup win.
Shakib scored a brilliant century to fight against England but England's 386/6 was too steep for Bangladesh to chase.
Pakistan beat host England by 14 runs. Hafeez said they believed they could bounce back while Root says they are not disappointed.
Beating England by 14 runs, Pakistan bounced back strongly from a rather baffling defeat against West Indies in their opening match.
Jofra Archer, the Barbadian born English speedster has already proved his worth. His pace and bounce will challenge the best batsmen.