Jos Buttler says T20 series can ‘broaden England’s talent pool’
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Among five changes to the squad that lost 3-0 to Bangladesh in March, Surrey fast bowler Gus Atkinson has been selected for the four-match series.

According to Buttler, the T20 squad was selected with the intention of looking at a few other players in the future.

On Wednesday, the first match of the series begins at 18:00 BST at Chester-le-Street.

Buttler added, “We want to broaden the talent pool and expose people to international cricket.”

There are four members of England’s Ashes squad in the squad – all-rounder Moeen Ali, batters Harry Brook and Ben Duckett, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

He was the third highest run-scorer in The Hundred, which ended on Sunday. Brook will not play in the ODI series against New Zealand next month.

As a Northern Supercharger, he scored 238 runs at an average of 47.6 behind only Buttler and Finn Allen.

Luke Wood, a left-arm pace bowler for Lancashire with only two T20 caps, is also included. ODI quick Mark Wood is selected solely for the Test series.

All-rounder Jimmy Neesham withdrew following the birth of his first child. Trent Boult was left out of the test squad, but he is included in the ODI squad. Squads for T20

Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood.

The New Zealand team includes Tim Southee (captain), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, and Ish Sodhi.