Ben Stokes named in England test squad for New Zealand

All-rounder Ben Stokes has also been included in the squad but his participation will depend on the outcome of the case following his involvement in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September previous year.

England have called-up Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone for the two-match Test series against New Zealand to be played from 22nd March.

Despite their poor outing with the willow in the 0-4 Ashes humiliation against Australia, James Vince and Mark Stoneman have retained their places in England's Test squad.

Trevor Bayliss liked the cut of his jib as soon as he saw him in T20 last summer but it took the selectors a little longer to bring him into Test cricket.

Stokes spent some of his childhood in west Cumbria, but was born and raised in New Zealand until he was 12.

The 24-year-old Lancashire captain has been on the radar of the national selectors for some time - with former England coach Andy Flower, now in charge of the Lions, also a fan.

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England All-rounder Ben Stokes who missed out on the entire Ashes has been included for the Tests in New Zealand.

Polosak has already broken ground in Australia by becoming the first women to umpire in a men's one-day game when she stood in a match between New South Wales and a Cricket Australia XI in October and her involvement in the England match was the next stage on the ladder through the professional ranks.

Livingstone impressed for Lancashire last season, scoring 803 runs at an average of 47.24, and was one of the best performers on the recent Lions tour to Australia.

"He is a very talented and tough cricketer who has the ideal qualities and character to be successful in the Test arena".

The ECB has confirmed that if they receive notification that Stokes has either been charged or not charged, the ECB board will convene within 48 hours to decide on his availability for the tour. We are particularly impressed with the way he bats against spin and is equally adept against the seamers.

It seems insane to advocate a bowler who has returned the third most expensive figures in England's Test history on debut, but England desperately need a "proper" spinner overseas. On the other hand, Tom Curran and Jake Ball have been dropped from the team.

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