Crickbuzz prediction : Broad returns to England squad for New Zealand tour, excluding Rehan

Mark Wood, who was out of shape in the Pakistan Series, is not included as he has yet to recover from his hip injury.

Stuart Broad was recalled when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a 15-man squad for a two-time Test tour of New Zealand in February 2023. In good shape at the Pakistan Series. Mark Wood was not included as he has not yet recovered from his hip injury.

In addition to Broad, pacemaker Matthew Potts and Essex batsman Dan Lawrence also returned to the roster. However, young spinner Rehan Ahmed was not considered. ECB said: “As part of his management this winter, he will go to his UAE T20 league in January and join his Bangladesh Whiteball team if elected in March.”

Harry Brooke, who scored for the second century in a row in the recent trip to Pakistan, was also called up. On Friday, he signed his massive IPL deal of Rs 132.5 billion with his SunRisers Hyderabad.

Brook, Ben Duckett and Ollie Stone will fly straight from South Africa to New Zealand where he will play in the SA T20 league to join the team.

England Test Team for the New Zealand Series:

Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brooke, Zach Crowley, Ben Duckett, Ben Fawkes, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts , Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Ollie Stone

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