Cricket: Will Young adds to Blackcaps opening batsman question with another county cricket century for Durham

Blackcaps batsman Will Young continues to add intrigue in the race to find Tom Latham's opening partner ahead of the upcoming tour of England, scoring another century for Durham in county cricket.

Playing against Worcestershire, Young scored 103 of his side's 385/9 declared, having scored an impressive 124 in his last outing in a Durham victory by an innings against Warwickshire.

Young has now scored two centuries opening the batting for Durham, both coming in bowler-friendly English conditions, against the Duke's ball.

His good form will be an attractive proposition for NZ selectors, who'll have to settle on their playing XI for the first test against England, starting on June 2 at Lord's, before the World Test Championship final beginning on June 18.

Young will be competing with incumbent opener Tom Blundell, as well as breakout sensation Devon Conway for the opening batting slot, or he could slot in further down the order at number six - should New Zealand drop their all-rounder in favour of a four bowler attack.

Durham's clash against Worcestershire will be Young's final game for the side though, with the Kiwi only on a short-term deal before the arrival of Australian Cameron Bancroft as their main overseas player for the 2021 season.