England have announced a 13-member squad for the first two Tests of their upcoming ICC World Test Championship assignment at home against New Zealand, starting 2 June.
The veteran pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who had been left out of the previous squad travelling to West Indies, made a return to England’s Test side for the three-match Test series against the reigning World Test Championship winners.
Uncapped players Matthew Potts and Harry Brook have earned maiden call-ups while Alex Lees, Craig Overton and Jack Leach, who were a part of the West Indies series, have retained their spots.
Squad: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Joe Root.
More to follow …