England announce squad for New Zealand: Bairstow dropped, four uncapped players called up


Jonny Bairstow has been left out of England’s Test Match squad for the series this winter in New Zealand.

The Yorkshire man has averaged just 20.25 in Tests this year, which has caused for him to be dropped from the squad all together, with Jos Buttler set to take the gloves this winter.

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Dom Sibley of England Lions plays a shot during the match between England Lions and Australia A at The Spitfire Ground on July 15, 2019 in Canterbury, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Uncapped Matthew Parkinson, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Saqib Mahmood have all earned their first call ups after having impressive seasons at their domestic clubs.

Sibley and Crawley are likely to battle it out for the opening spot alongside Rory Burns, with Joe Denly set to drop to number three and the captain Joe Root to four.

Surrey’s Ollie Pope also returns to the squad after playing two matches last summer, and could take the gloves if something was to happen to Buttler.

England have also named their squad for the T20 series against the Kiwis with a number of key players rested for this series.

Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Buttler all sit out, while bowlers Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes have also been given the series off.

Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Lewis Gregory, Mahmood, Parkinson have all earned their first call ups to the T20 squad.

Test Match squad

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain, Jofra Archer (Sussex), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Jack Leach (Somerset), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Dominic Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

T20 Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain, Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Pat Brown (Worcestershire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), James Vince (Hampshire).


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