England Cricket
Bairstow Left Out of England Squad
By Michael Norwood
September 23 2019

England have left out wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow for their two test tour to New Zealand, meaning Jos Butler will take the reigns behind the stumps.

In a tour that will not count towards the ICC test championship, England have rang the changes, and also called up spinner Matthew Parkinson, openers Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley and Lancashire fast bowler Saqib Mahmood.

Ollie Pope has also won a recall in what will be seen as a chance to impress for the new recruits, ahead of the bigger tour to South Africa which follows on over the new year period.

Bairstow, has paid for a very poor year with the bat, averaging just over 20, and also a few missed stumpings in the recent drawn Ashes series. England have not got with a recall for Ben Folkes however, and will trust Bustler to do the wicketkeeper batsman role.

Sibley, 24 has made well over 1,000 championship runs for Warwickshire this year, and had been mentioned during the Ashes series, so will surely get his chance to replace Jason Roy at the top of the order, with Joe Denly slotting in at number three.

it will mean Joe Root again taking up his favoured number four position.

England squad: 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).

England tour of New Zealand


27 T20 warm-up, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

29 T20 warm-up, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln


1 1st T20 v New Zealand, Hagley Oval, Christchurch

3 2nd T20 v New Zealand, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

5 3rd T20 v New Zealand, Saxton Oval, Nelson 8

4th T20 v New Zealand, McLean Park, Napier

10 5th T20 v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland

12 Two-day warm-up, Cobham Oval, Whangarei

15 Three-day warm-up, Cobham Oval, Whangarei

21 1st Test v New Zealand, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

29 2nd Test v New Zealand, Seddon Park, Hamilton

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