ENG vs NZ: James Anderson and Stuart Broad return as Ben Stokes led England announces a strong 13-member squad for the first two Tests against New Zealand

ENG vs NZ: England vs New Zealand Live Updates – As expected, veteran England pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have…

ENG vs NZ: England vs New Zealand Live Updates – As expected, veteran England pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have returned to England’s side. ECB announced the squad for the first two Tests against New Zealand. England’s new Test captain Ben Stokes said he wanted Anderson and Broad back to the team and ECB have kept their promise by recalling their premier fast bowlers. Follow ENG vs NZ Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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ENG vs NZ: James Anderson and Stuart Broad return as Ben Stokes led England announces a strong 13-member squad for the first two Tests against New Zealand

ENG vs NZ: Who are the other new faces in the squad?

England have included young batter Harry Brook in the team. The middle-order batter shot into the limelight during the Under-19 World Cup in 2018. Since then playing for Yorkshire, the youngster has scored a lot of runs. The right-hand batter has played one T20I for England.

Matthew Potts is the other newcomer to the England team. The young Durham pacer has enjoyed a bright start to the County Championship season. The 23-year-old has picked up 35 wickets at an impressive average of 18.57. Stokes was impressed with Potts and now the youngster would be keen to take learnings from James Anderson and Broad.

ENG vs NZ: James Anderson and Stuart Broad return as Ben Stokes led England announces a strong 13-member squad for the first two Tests against New Zealand

ENG vs NZ: Rob Key happy with the 13-member strong squad

ECB managing director Rob key is happy with the squad selected and feels the squad has youth as well as experience.

“This is the start of a new era for our Test team under the stewardship of Ben [Stokes] and Brendon [McCullum],” Key said. “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.

“We have rewarded players in Harry Brook and Matty Potts who have had outstanding starts to the county season, and they deserve the opportunity to stake a claim at this level. It promises to be a mouthwatering series, and I can’t wait for the team to start against a very good New Zealand side. It is a fascinating prospect for everyone connected with the sport in this country.”

ENG vs NZ: James Anderson and Stuart Broad return as Ben Stokes led England announces a strong 13-member squad for the first two Tests against New Zealand

ENG vs NZ: The first Test match between England and New Zealand will start on June 02. Before that the England squad will assemble on May 29.

England squad for first two Tests: Ben Stokes (capt), Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Ben Foakes, Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jack Leach, Matthew Potts

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