Somerset batsman Nick Compton is relishing the prospect of adding another overseas tour destination to his fledgling career with the England Test side.
Compton, 29, played a pivotal role in England’s historic Test series win in India before Christmas, and will be hoping to do the same when the three-match series gets under way in New Zealand next month.
The upcoming trip represents Compton’s first to New Zealand for 11 years, since he played for England in the Under-19 World Cup.
“It is a beautiful country. It is a great place to go. I love my travelling and will take my camera again – like I did in India – and hopefully get a few pictures out there,” Compton told the ECB website.
“Playing professional cricket is a great life. You get to travel to these countries, get first-hand experience of the people and the cultures so, apart from the cricket, I am really looking forward to going to New Zealand.”
He added: “It feels like ages [since I was last there]. Who would have thought that, ten years later, I would be standing here about to embark upon another first-team tour? I am very proud. Hopefully I can make the most of it.”