Yorkshire batter Harry Brook earns maiden England Test call-up

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Yorkshire batter Harry Brook in action against Nottinghamshire. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Yorkshire batter Harry Brook in action against Nottinghamshire. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

UNCAPPED Yorkshire star Harry Brook has been called up for the first Test of England's new era.

The 23-year-old has been named in a 13-man squad for next month's Lord's clash against New Zealand, decided by a revamped selection panel chaired by director of men's cricket Rob Key and featuring input from recently appointed captain Ben Stokes and incoming head coach Brendon McCullum.

Yorkshire batter Brook, who made his international Twenty20 debut in January, has been rewarded for a prolific start to the LV= Insurance County Championship season during which he has raced to the top of the Division One run-scoring charts with three centuries and an average of 151.60.

There is no place for Tykes bowling all-rounder Matthew Fisher, from York, who is currently recovering from a season-ending stress reaction injury.

Brook is joined in the squad by fellow cap-less 23-year-old Matthew Potts.

The bowler plies his trade with Durham in the second tier, but with a raft of injuries in the fast ranks his 35 wickets at 18.57 represented an irresistible case.

He will join a bowling unit boosted by the return of the vastly experienced James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who were controversially dropped after this winter's Ashes.

However Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson must once again wait for his chance.

As expected, Yorkshire pair Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow feature in McCullum's side.

Root is set to feature in his first Test since resigning from captaincy while Bairstow - who studied at St Peter's School in York - will be seeking to maintain the form that has seen him score two hundreds in his four Tests.

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