Veteran seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad are back in England’s Test side as the England and Wales Cricket Board on Wednesday named a 13-strong squad to face New Zealand in the first two matches a three-match series at home. Anderson and Broad were left out of England’s squad for the tour of West Indies, which they lost 0-1. The series against New Zealand will also be England’s first under new Test skipper Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. Yorkshire batter Harry Brook and Durham seamer Matthew Potts have got their maiden call-ups for England.
This is the start of a new era for our Test team under the stewardship of Ben and Brendon. With a blend of youth and experience, we have selected an exciting squad that can compete with New Zealand in next month’s Test series, the England men’s team managing director Rob Key was quoted as saying.