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England vs New Zealand: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow rested as hosts name 15-man squad for two Tests

England vs New Zealand: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow rested as hosts identify 15-man squad for 2 Assessments

London: England on Tuesday rested IPL stars together with Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow for the upcoming two-Check sequence towards New Zealand whereas Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes weren’t thought of for choice as a result of accidents.

England named a 15-man squad for the sequence beginning 2 June.

“Multi-format gamers Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes are rested after finishing a quarantine interval following the cancellation of the Indian Premier League earlier this month.

“They may spend a while resting earlier than becoming a member of up with their respective counties in the end,” stated the ECB in an announcement referring to the 4 gamers who needed to bear a 10-day quarantine upon their return from India.

File picture of Jos Buttler. AP

Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman James Bracey and Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson have been known as as much as the Check squad for the primary time.

Each have been in spectacular type in the course of the early phases of the County Championship. Bracey has scored 478 Championship runs to date on this marketing campaign at a median of 53, whereas Robinson has taken 29 wickets at a median of 14.

Each are acquainted with the England set-up, having toured as reserves in the course of the winter Check programmes in Sri Lanka and India. They have been a part of the prolonged squads throughout final summer time’s behind closed doorways Check sequence towards West Indies and Pakistan, respectively.

There was a recall for Somerset all-rounder Craig Overton, who final featured for England in a Check match in September 2019 towards Australia at Emirates Outdated Trafford, and he will likely be wanting so as to add to his 4 caps.

Stokes (fractured finger) and Archer (proper elbow) weren’t thought of for choice as they’re recovering from accidents.

England head coach Chris Silverwood stated: “The summer time of Check cricket will likely be fascinating. Enjoying the highest two groups on the planet, in New Zealand and India, is ideal preparation for us as we proceed to enhance and progress in direction of an Ashes sequence in Australia on the again finish of the yr.

“With a number of gamers not obtainable by way of harm or being rested for the New Zealand sequence, it is a chance for us to reward those that have been on the fringes of England squads over the previous 12 months.”

After New Zealand, England host India for 5 Assessments beginning 4 August.

England squad: Joe Root (captain) James Anderson, James Bracey, Stuart Broad,
Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope,
Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Mark Wooden.

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Updated: May 18, 2021 — 11:37 pm

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