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England Shed Jonny Bairstow from Test squad for NZ series

Last updated on September 24, 2019

England’s World Cup-winning wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow was on Monday dropped in the Test squad for their two-match series against New Zealand in November and December.

In the lack of Bairstow, who averages 20.25 in Tests this season, Jos Buttler will maintain wickets for Joe Root’s side. At a new-look, T20I group, Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Saqib Mahmood, and Matt Parkinson all earned their maiden England call-ups, although the latter two also won Evaluation calls.

Launch batsmen Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley both seem in the Test squad for the first time. Ollie Pope was also recalled to the Test group, based on an ICC statement.

T20I team: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, James Vince