James Anderson and Stuart Broad return as England name 13-man squad for first two Tests vs New Zealand

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has selected a 13-man squad for the first two matches of its upcoming tri-trial series against New Zealand, which kicks off on June 2. As expected, the pair James Anderson and Stuart Broad bowling veterans are back on the team.

Yorkshire smasher Harry Brook and swimmer Matthew Potts of Durham earned their first place in the Test team after their performances during the county season.

Brook amassed 758 runs at 151.60, covering three centuries and four fifty in five co-ordinates for Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Potts played very impressively with 35 tackles, including 4 clearances in 6 games with a rate of 18.57. The right-hander was the top stickman in the second division County Championship.

ECB CEO Robert Key addressed the selection of the team by saying that they chose a combination of youth and experience. He said that Brook and Potts got the call based on their county form and expected a compelling contest against New Zealand.

“This is the beginning of a new era for our Test team under the management of Ben and Brendon. With a blend of youth and experience, we have selected an exciting team that can compete. against New Zealand in next month’s Test Series We’ve rewarded the players in Harry Brook and Matty Potts for their excellent starts to the County season, and they deserve the chance to place their bets here. This promises to be an exciting series and I can’t wait for the team to start with Key told the official ECB website.

The rubber three matchsticks are also part of the ICC World Test Championship. The team will assemble for the first time next week in a camp before reporting back to London on May 29 before the Inaugural Test.

England team: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brooks, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root.

Matthew Mott was named England’s white ball coach

Matthew Mott. (Image credit: Getty)
Matthew Mott. (Image credit: Getty)

In another major development, the ECB has appointed Matthew Mott as their limit coach. Mott, who once coached the Australian women’s team, has signed a four-year contract with the ECB.

Mott has been with the Australian women’s team since 2015 and has overseen one of their most successful spells. Under him, Australia won the T20 in a row at the World Cup, more than 50 World Cups and was unbeaten in 4 Ashes matches. The 48-year-old also took them to 26 consecutive ODI wins.

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Mott, who offered Paul Collingwood for the role, says that despite being Australian, he has deep ties to the UK and has a lot of friends. He hopes to team up with Eoin Morgan and Rob Key to take the British white team to the next level.

“I am delighted to accept the opportunity to take on this white-ball role with England. Although I am Australian, I have deep relationships and some of my closest friends in England, have been Having spent considerable time in Scotland, Wales and England, both as a player and as a coach When the role became available I was intrigued by the opportunity to work with an already successful team and such a long history under the astute leadership of Eoin Morgan and now Rob Key, whom I have always admired as an outstanding cricketer,” Mott told the ECB’s official website.

The former first-place player will begin his tenure with England’s three-match ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam next month.

Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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