WARWICKSHIRE all-rounder Chris Woakes has been handed an extended England audition after seamer Tim Bresnan was ruled out next month’s tour of New Zealand.
Woakes, who has briefly featured in the current one-day series in India but is uncapped in the five-day game, replaces Bresnan in the Test and Twenty20 squads.
The 23-year-old is also one of three additions to the one-day party, along with Yorkshire batsman Joe Root and Middlesex seamer James Harris.
Root had been slated to captain the England Lions, who tour Australia in February, but is instead bound for New Zealand, where he will also be part of the Test squad.
Bresnan will fly home from India after Sunday’s final ODI to see a specialist about a long-standing elbow injury.
Batsman Eoin Morgan and all-rounder Samit Patel have been dropped from the Test squad, while wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter’s England future looks bleak after he was axed from the one-day side. The first T20 in Auckland is on 9 February.