England’s squad changes for the upcoming tour to New Zealand:
England cricket team’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been dropped from the Test squad for New Zealand. England cricket team’s test squad includes four new players who will be debuting in the series of two Test matches against New Zealand.
Warwickshire’s Dominic Sibley and Kent’s Zak Crawley earned themselves first call-ups to play for England’s Test squad along with Lancashire’s bowlers, Matt Parkinson, and Saqib Mahmood. Surrey’s batsman Ollie Pope has also earned himself a recall for England’s Test squad for New Zealand.
England drops Jonny Bairstow for New Zealand Tests:
Jonny Bairstow, who was not included in the Test squad of England against New Zealand, is part of England’s T20I Squad. Somerset’s opening batsman Tom Banton and Worcestershire’s bowler Pat Brown has also been named for England’s T20I squad for New Zealand.
Jos Buttler will take over as England’s wicketkeeper for England’s upcoming Tests of their tour to New Zealand. The series of two Test matches against New Zealand falls outside of the World Test Championship but is considered an important step towards England’s upcoming tour to South Africa in December.
England’s national selector, Ed Smith said about Jonny Bairstow that he thinks Jonny will come back stronger from this. Ed Smith also said that Jonny Bairstow does drop out of the Test squad for these two Tests in New Zealand, which are not part of the World Test Championship but he predicts that Jonny Bairstow will come back stronger after having some time away from the Test set-up.
England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow had an average of 19 in Tests this entire summer with an average of 23 in the recent Ashes series. Jonny Bairstow had only scored three centuries in his last 56 innings since the beginning of 2017.
James Anderson could not become a part of England’s squad for their tour to New Zealand because of his calf injury which was also the reason for his absence in Ashes. Saqib Mahmood has been included in England’s both squads of the tour to New Zealand in James Anderson’s place.
Dom Sibley of Warwickshire has been performing well as a batsman, scoring 1324 Division One runs this summer, with five half-centuries and five tons, a top score of 244 with a brilliant average of 69, while Kent’s Zack Crawley shows a lot of promise as well in all formats, with 820 runs and two hundreds this year.
Moeen Ali will not be taking part in the series of two test matches against New Zealand due to his announcement of taking a break from red-ball cricket.
Saqib Mahmood took 21 wickets while Matt Parkinson took 19 wickets in Division Two. Saqib and Parkinson are both included in England’s T20I squad for the 5-match series which begins the tour on 1st November.
England’s Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer have been rested for the T20Is against New Zealand, with maiden call-ups for Tom Banton of Somerset who scored 549 runs in The Vitality Blast 2019, Pat Brown of Worcestershire who took 17 wickets in The Vitality Blast 2019, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson.
Sam Billings, who missed the World Cup due to his shoulder being dislocated, returns to England’s T20I squad for the upcoming tour to New Zealand.
England’s T20I squad:
Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, James Vince
England’s Test squad:
Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes