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Five midland players named in England Test squad

Chris Woakes from Warwickshire has been named in the 15-man squad Photo: PA

England have named their 15-man Test squad for the New Zealand series, which includes five players from teams in the Midlands.

The Test series begins in Dunedin on 6th March 2013.

Chris Woakes from Warwickshire has been called up to play. He is the only player in the squad who was not part of England's recent Test series against India and is yet to be capped at Test level.

The last time England travelled to New Zealand for a test was back in 2008. They won the three match series 2-1.

This series against New Zealand provides an opportunity for the squad to build on the form they showed against India as we start an important twelve months of Test match cricket.

With Tim Bresnan currently unavailable while his elbow is assessed there is a good opportunity for Chris Woakes to gain further experience in the international environment.

– geoff miller, national selector

Here is the list of squads:

England Test squad:

Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Nick Compton (Somerset)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Graham Onions (Durham)

Monty Panesar (Sussex)

Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)

Matt Prior (Sussex)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England T20 squad (revised):

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (Capt)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Danny Briggs (Hampshire)

Jos Buttler (Somerset)

Jade Dernbach (Surrey)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire)

Stuart Meaker (Surrey)

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)

Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)

James Tredwell (Kent)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Luke Wright (Sussex)

England One Day International squad (revised):

Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Jos Buttler (Somerset)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

James Harris (Middlesex)

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)

Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)

James Tredwell (Kent)

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England Lions squad (revised):

James Taylor (Nottinghamshire) (Capt)

Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)

Scott Borthwick (Durham)

Danny Briggs (Hampshire)

Varun Chopra (Warwickshire)

Rikki Clarke (Warwickshire)

Matthew Coles (Kent)

Ben Foakes (Essex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)

Stuart Meaker (Surrey)

Craig Overton (Somerset)

Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Reece Topley (Essex)

James Vince (Hampshire)

Chris Wright (Warwickshire)

The full schedule can be found on the ECB website.