James Anderson and Stewart Broad return to Brendon McCollum's England first team in New Zealand Tests |  cricket news sky news

James Anderson and Stewart Broad return to Brendon McCollum’s England first team in New Zealand Tests | cricket news sky news


Team England sees Stuart Broad recalls, Ben Stokes as captain and Harry Brook summoned

James Anderson and Stewart Broad have been called up to Brendon McCollum’s first British team to face New Zealand in a series of three Tests next month, with Harry Brook and Matthew Potts receiving their first call-ups.

Anderson and Broad are back in the 13-man squad, led by Ben Stokes, after being left out of the 1–0 Test series defeat in the West Indies in March.

Yorkshire tailor Brook hitter and Durham Potts have been called to the test side for the first time.

Brock has been the leading Division 1 batsman for the county championship so far this season, hitting 758 runs for an average of 151.60. He made his Twenty20 International debut with England in January.

Broad and James Anderson have been called up to the England squad for Brendon McCullum's senior squad

Broad and James Anderson have been called up to the England squad for Brendon McCullum’s senior squad

Potts was the leading bowler of the season, taking 35 wickets and four runs with five wickets in the Second Division, including a 7-40 win the last time in Durham’s win over Glamorgan.

“It’s the start of a new era for our Test team under the leadership of Ben (Stokes) and Brendon (McCollum),” said Rob Key, chief executive of men’s cricket for England.

“With a mixture of youth and experience, we have selected an exciting team that can compete against New Zealand in the Test Series next month.

“We’ve rewarded players Harry Brooke and Matty Potts who made a great start to the season in County, and they deserve the opportunity to claim this level.

Harry Brooke of Yorkshire was the best hitter in the county at the tournament

Harry Brooke of Yorkshire was the best hitter in the county at the tournament

“It promises to be a mouth-watering streak, and I can’t wait for the team to start against a very good New Zealand team. It’s a fantastic prospect for anyone associated with the sport in this country.”

The 13-man squad has been selected by: Rob Key (General Manager, England Cricket), Brendon McCollum (Men’s England Head Coach), Ben Stokes (Men’s England Test Captain), Mo Bubbat (Performance Manager), James Taylor (Chief Scout) ) and David Court (responsible for player identification).

Matthew Fisher, Dan Lawrence, Matthew Parkinson and Ole Robinson have all been disqualified after being included in the West Indies squad.

Saqib Mahmoud, Chris Woks and Mark Wood are all currently injured.

Matthew Potts from Durham is the best player of the season

Matthew Potts from Durham is the best player of the season

The three-match Test series is part of the ICC World Test Championship, with England currently at the bottom of the standings. New Zealand won the first edition of the tournament in 2021.

The team will meet for the first time next week in a camp before heading to London on May 29 before the first test on June 2.

England Men’s Test Team vs New Zealand:

Ben Stokes (Durham) Captain
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonathan Bristow (Yorkshire)
Stewart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Harry Brooke (Yorkshire)
Zach Crowley (I was)
Ben Fox (Surrey)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Alex Lee (Durham)
Craig Overton (Somerset)
Matthew Potts (Durham)
Ole Pope (Surrey)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)

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Watch England’s Brendon McCollum’s first set live on Sky Sports, as his team take on New Zealand in three Tests, starting at Lords on June 2.

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