The squads have been picked keeping the T20 World Cup in mind according to national selector Ed Smith.
Root is confident that Archer will come back strongly after a lean series in New Zealand.
All the statistical highlights from the drawn Hamilton Test match between New Zealand and England.
Root became the Player of the Match in the Hamilton Test for his double ton.
Starc last played in the IPL in 2015.
All the stats that Joe Root created during his 226-run knock against New Zealand.
Root and Pope's 193-run stand helped the cause for the Three Lions.
This was Root's 17th Test match century and his first for England in 15 innings- dating back to February of this year.
England ended Day 3 at a score of 269 with a loss of three wickets on rain-marred day.
Second Test match of the 2-match series between New Zealand and England will start on Friday