The ECB has picked the England Test squad to face New Zealand under new skipper Ben Stokes. James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been returned to England’s Test lineup.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad Back in the England Squad
The England and Wales Cricket Board picked a 13-strong squad to face New Zealand. In the opening two matches of a three-match series at home on Wednesday, including veteran seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Anderson and Broad dropped out of England’s team for their 0-1 loss against the West Indies. England’s debut series against New Zealand will be under new Test captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. England has called up Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook and Durham seamer Matthew Potts for the first time.
England squad for the New Zealand Test series:
Ben Stokes (C), Joe Root, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad. Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts
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Under the leadership of Ben and Brendon, our Test team is entering a new era. We’ve put together an exciting side with a mix of youth and experience that can compete with New Zealand in the Test series starting next month “Rob Key, the managing director of the England men’s team, was reported as saying.
Ben Stokes to Lead the England Team
“In Harry Brook and Matty Potts, we have rewarded players who have had fantastic starts to the County season and deserve the chance to stake a claim at this level,” he said.
“It promises to be an exciting series, and I’m looking forward to the team’s first match against a formidable New Zealand team. It’s an exciting opportunity for everybody involved in sport in this country “Key remarked.
The squad will meet for the first time in a camp next week before reporting to London on May 29 for the first Test on June 2.
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