Ollie Robinson and James Bracey have been called up to an England Test squad for the first time. Sussex seamer Robinson and Gloucestershire wicket-keeper/batsman Bracey are part of a 15-man squad for the two Tests against New Zealand named by Chris Silverwood, his first since taking charge of selection following the removal of Ed Smith. Silverwood spotted potential in both players last year when they shadowed England as part of expanded squads required by Covid protocols. Now both are fully-fledged members of the squad after good starts to the County season and could make their debuts when the Test series starts at Lord’s on June 2, the first time England will have played in front of a crowd at home since the end of the 2019 Ashes. Robinson is likely to bat at eight and fill the void left by Chris Woakes, who has been given a break after just leaving 10 days hotel quarantine following his return from the IPL. Bracey is averaging 53 this summer but his route into the top six is a little uncertain and will probably require Dom Sibley to fail to regain fitness after a broken finger. Sibley was filmed batting in the nets at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Craig Overton has been recalled to the squad after a strong start to the season. Only Simon Harmer has taken more wickets than Robinson (32) and Overton (29) this summer so far. Silverwood has kept faith with the top order that struggled in India, setting aside batting failures in extraordinary conditions. There is a recall for Rory Burns, while Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence and Ollie Pope have all shown differing levels of form in the Championship so far. Pope has been prolific for Surrey, and Lawrence made his first hundred of the season last week, while Crawley has just made 85 and 90 in his last three innings. England have rested their IPL contingent - Woakes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran. It means Ben Foakes will play a home Test for the first time. Jofra Archer will see a specialist about his elbow this week while Ben Stokes is currently out until July with a broken finger. “James Bracey and Ollie Robinson deserve their call ups to the Test squad. Having spent all winter and last summer in the company of our established Test players, they have immersed themselves in preparing and understanding what it takes to play at this level. The environment and culture will be something they are used to, and should they be in a position to make their Test debuts, they will be ready to showcase their skills,” said Silverwood.