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WINTER: Matt Prior and Monty Panesar to tour New Zealand with England

24-Jan-2013

Sussex duo Matt Prior and Monty Panesar were today named in the England squad for the three-test series against New Zealand in March, whilst Luke Wright is included in the squad for the three T20 matches early next month.

Chris Woakes is the only player in the squad who was not part of England’s recent Test series against India and is yet to be capped at Test level.

The five players not taking part in the ODI series (Compton, Onions, Panesar, Pietersen, Prior) will arrive in New Zealand for a training camp led by England Team Director Andy Flower ahead of the four-day game against a New Zealand XI.

England last travelled to New Zealand for a Test series in 2008, winning the three match series 2-1.

Selectors have made one change to the T20 squad to face New Zealand with Chris Woakes replacing Tim Bresnan who will return to the UK after the current tour of India and consult specialists regarding his right elbow. Bresnan’s availability for the rest of the winter will be determined following medical advice.

Joe Root, Chris Woakes and James Harris have been called into the ODI squad for the three match series against New Zealand next month. Craig Kieswetter will no longer travel to New Zealand with the one day squad with selectors and Craig agreeing that he will instead benefit from a period with Somerset to prepare for the domestic season.

James Taylor will now replace Joe Root as England Lions captain for the limited overs tour of Australia with Stuart Meaker, Rikki Clarke and Craig Overton additions to the squad.

National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: “This series against New Zealand provides an opportunity for the squad to build on the form they showed against India as we start an important twelve months of Test match cricket."

England Test squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Nick Compton (Somerset)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Graham Onions (Durham)
Monty Panesar (Sussex)
Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England T20 squad (revised)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (Capt)
Jonny Bairstow (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)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

England ODI squad (revised)
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
James Harris (Middlesex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England Lions squad (revised)
James Taylor (Nottinghamshire) (Capt)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Scott Borthwick (Durham)
Danny Briggs (Hampshire)
Varun Chopra (Warwickshire)
Rikki Clarke (Warwickshire)
Matthew Coles (Kent)
Ben Foakes (Essex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)
Stuart Meaker (Surrey)
Craig Overton (Somerset)
Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Reece Topley (Essex)
James Vince (Hampshire)
Chris Wright (Warwickshire)

England Fixtures:

T20 Series vs New Zealand
February 9 1st Twenty20 at Eden Park, Auckland
February 12 2nd Twenty20 at Seddon Park, Hamilton
February 15 3rd Twenty20 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

ODI Series vs New Zealand
February 17 1st ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton
February 20 2nd ODI at McLean Park, Napier
February 23 3rd ODI at Eden Park, Auckland

Test Series vs New Zealand
March 6-10 1st Test at University Oval, Dunedin
March 14-18 2nd Test at Hawks Basin Reserve, Wellington
March 22-26 3rd Test at Eden Park, Auckland

England Lions Fixtures vs Australia A:
February 16 Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 18 Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 22 Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 25 SCG, Sydney
March 1 SCG, Sydney 

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