England squads for New Zealand ODI and T20 series announced

The England selectors today announced a 14-man T20 squad and a 14-man ODI squad for February’s tour of New Zealand.

The T20 squad shows two changes from the squad selected for the series against India with Stuart Broad returning to captain the side after a heel injury forced him to miss out on the most recent T20 series and Steven Finn also returns. The New Zealand series comprises two fixtures against a New Zealand XI in preparation for a three match series starting on February 9 in Auckland.

The three match ODI series begins on February 17 in Hamilton. James Anderson, Jonathan Trott and Graeme Swann return to the side after being rested for the ODI tour of India. Kevin Pietersen has been omitted from both squads as selectors look to manage the workload of players throughout the year.

National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: ““Kevin Pietersen will miss the limited overs tour of New Zealand with Graeme Swann missing the T20 leg of the tour. 

"This approach also provides an opportunity for talented young players to gain more international experience which will be important for their development and the development of England sides in the future.

England T20 squad
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (Capt)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Danny Briggs (Hampshire)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire)
Stuart Meaker (Surrey)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

England ODI squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)

 

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