Jonny Bairstow left out of England’s Test squad for New Zealand tour

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England have not included Jonny Bairstow in their Test squad for the tour of New Zealand, while four players are handed maiden call-ups for the two-match series.

Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley is rewarded for his remarkable summer with a place on the plane alongside Kent batsman Zak Crawley and Lancashire duo Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson.

Batsman Jason Roy is another to miss out after a difficult Ashes series, while seamer James Anderson remains unavailable due to a calf injury.

Surrey batsman Ollie Pope is back involved, while Jos Buttler will be the wicketkeeper in New Zealand due to Bairstow’s absence.

The squad in full can be seen below.

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Rory Burns (Surrey)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Zak Crawley (Kent)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)

Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire)

Ollie Pope (Surrey)

Dominic Sibley (Warwickshire)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

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