Sunday, October 20th, 2019


It’s good luck from all at Worcestershire CCC to paceman Pat Brown who flies out to New Zealand tomorrow as part of the England squad for five T20Is.

Brown has earned his first international call-up as part of a 15 strong squad.

It will be England’s first white ball action since they won the ICC World Cup by beating New Zealand in a dramatic final at Lord’s this summer.

England will play two warm-up games on October 27 and 29 before the series gets underway on November 1 in Christchurch.

Lancashire duo, spinner Matt Parkinson and paceman Saqib Mahmood, and Somerset batsman Tom Banton – brother of Worcestershire Academy player Jacques Banton – are the other newcomers to the England squad.

Brown trained at the National Performance Centre at Loughborough ahead of a busy spell.

He will fly straight from New Zealand to Abu Dhabi for the T10 Series which will also involve Worcestershire team-mates Moeen Ali and Ross Whiteley.

England IT20 squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Tom Banton (Somerset)

Sam Billings (Kent)

Pat Brown (Worcestershire)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Tom Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Lewis Gregory (Somerset)

Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)

Dawid Malan (Middlesex)

Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

James Vince (Hampshire)


Sunday 27 October: T20 warm-up match – Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

Tuesday 29 October: T20 warm-up match – Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

Friday 1 November: 1st IT20 v New Zealand – Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Sunday 3 November: 2nd IT20 v New Zealand – Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Tuesday 5 November: 3rd IT20 v New Zealand – Saxton Oval, Nelson

Friday 8 November: 4th IT20 v New Zealand – McLean Park, Napier

Sunday 10 November: 5th IT20 v New Zealand – Eden Park, Auckland