Anderson named in Test squad for New Zealand series
Anderson in, Buttler rested
Lancashire bowler James Anderson has been named in England's Test squad for the first two LV= Insurance Test Matches of the summer.
England Men’s Head Coach Chris Silverwood has named a 15-player squad for the two-match Test Series against New Zealand starting at Lord’s on Wednesday 2 June 2021.
Multi-format players Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes are rested after completing a quarantine period following the cancellation of the Indian Premier League earlier this month.
England Men’s Test Squad
Joe Root (Yorkshire) Captain, James Anderson (Lancashire), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Craig Overton (Somerset), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
The squad will report to its London base on Friday 28 May ahead of the first LV= Insurance Test starting at Lord’s on Wednesday 2 June.
LV= Insurance Test Series
1st Test: England v New Zealand, 2-6 June 2021, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
2nd Test: England v New Zealand, 10-14 June 2021, Edgbaston, Birmingham