STRAP yourselves in – Tom Kohler-Cadmore is expecting fireworks in the forthcoming one-day series between New Zealand and England, starting in Hamilton on Sunday.

This is a five-match meeting between two aggressive sides on the up in the 50-over game and they have recent form for putting on a run-fest.

"It would not surprise me at all if it was similar to the series we saw over here a couple of years ago where 400 played 350," said Kohler-Cadmore.

The rising Yorkshire batsman is referring to the English summer of 2015, when the hosts came from a game behind to win 3-2.

That saw Jonny Bairstow hit a brilliant 83 not out to help the hosts recover from 45-5 chasing a revised target of 192 in 26 overs in the decider at Durham.

It was a series which saw England post 408-9 in the first game before the second, third and fourth matches had both teams passing 300.

New Zealand posted 398-5 in the second game at The Oval before England, chasing another revised target of 379 in 46 overs, finished on 365-9.

Then in the next game, England chased down 350 with six overs to spare at Nottingham.

That was England's first series after their disastrous, landmark World Cup in Australia. Peter Moores was sacked as coach, Paul Farbrace took interim charge and Trevor Bayliss was soon to be appointed as head coach.

Since then, dynamic England have not looked back, most recently beating Australia 4-1 in their own back yard last month.

"Since Trevor came in, they've had the freedom which has allowed the players to do what they do best and perform," said Kohler-Cadmore.

"Beforehand, at the World Cup, they weren't really playing their natural games, whereas now Trevor just seems to let them go out and do what they want to do.

"He knows that if each player plays their best cricket, they'll win a game at some stage. That's a big reason why they're so successful.

"You look at Curran's five-for in that final match (against Australia) at Perth, Roy's 180 first game and Buttler's hundred at Sydney.

"Because they are a team full of match-winners, it takes one guy to come off and the others to chip in and they've scored 300 or even 350. All the bowlers then seem to know their roles.

"The most impressive thing as a fan looking on was in that last game at Perth. That was a weakened bowling line-up and they still managed to defend 260.

"That's great news for English cricket going forwards, whether it's to step up and fill in for injuries or even retirements when that time comes."

New Zealand are also riding the crest of a wave. They have won five of their last seven series, excluding the Champions Trophy, and have beaten West Indies and Pakistan at home this winter.

England, meanwhile, have won eight of their last nine series and Kohler-Cadmore said: "They will definitely be exciting games.

"Both batting units are aggressive. They have Munro at the top and he's been unbelievable for them over the last 12 months. Guptill is a great cricketer, as is Kane (Williamson).

"Both bowling units have depth with good all-rounders in the middle, especially with Ben Stokes coming back in now for England."

With the 2019 World Cup getting ever closer, talk is starting to simmer about the runners and riders. Not surprisingly, England are being touted as early favourites – and Kohler-Cadmore agrees.

"The cricket England are playing justifies the tag and especially with them being the home side," he said.

"They have a squad who have been together for a long time and know their roles. Even below that, there are plenty pushing to break through. We're in a good place as a national set-up.

"It's just going to come down to those crunch games; a semi or a final. That's the only hurdle. I think they can win it, definitely."

Having been rested from the recent T20 tri-series between England, Australia and New Zealand, both Yorkshire duo Bairstow and Joe Root return to the fold, bringing the complement of Headingley players involved to four. Liam Plunkett misses out through injury.

One of those who enjoyed an extremely productive series against the Aussies was Adil Rashid, who finished as the leading wicket-taker in the series with ten, pipping AJ Tye's eight.

Kohler-Cadmore said: "Rash knows his game now, especially in white-ball cricket.

"I think he will have been a bit disappointed at not being selected for the Test stuff but everyone knows how good he is with the white ball.

"His record over the last couple of years is good. He always seems to contribute when he plays.

"The balance he and Moeen Ali add is so important, given Mo bats in the top seven. You can have them as two spinners, which helps through the middle overs.

"Rash's consistency is right up there and people are struggling to read his variations. If you're trying to score against him, that allows England to take wickets through the middle, which is key to winning games."