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England announces their squad for the New Zealand tour
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England announces their squad for the New Zealand tour

The World Champions England, continue their campaign as yet another tour awaits them in November. The English team will head to New Zealand to play the 5-match T20I series and the 2-match Test series. The management has announced the English squad for the upcoming series.

England has named new faces including Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood, and Matt Parkinson in the T20I squad. Tom Banton and Saqib Mahmood earn their first England call-ups after standout white-ball summers.

Banton hit 549 runs for Somerset in the Vitality Blast – the second most in the tournament behind teammate Babar Azam, while Lancashire’s Mahmood added eight T20 wickets to his competition-leading 28 in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

On the other hand, the Test squad is quite new as well. This includes: Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Saqib Mahmood, and Matthew Parkinson. England has quite a superior record over New Zealand in the T20I series as they have won 10 games as compared to New Zealand’s 5 games in the 16 matches, they both played.

These both teams played the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, where New Zealand finished as the runners-up while England lifted the trophy, but cricket was truly the winner in that mind-wobbling encounter at Lords Cricket Stadium.