Moeen Ali has been included in the England squad for the tour of New Zealand starting in March.

The Worcestershire all-rounder is part of a 16 man party for the two Test series against the Black Caps.

Moeen retains his place after the Ashes series Down Under ended this week.

The 24-year-old Lancashire right-hand batsman Liam Livingstone has been included in the squad for the first time.

The selectors have also recalled Durham seamer Mark Wood, who returns to the Test squad for the first time since last year.

Ben Stokes is included, though his involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to the incident in Bristol in September.

From the Ashes squad, Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance, Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball and Surrey all-rounder Tom Curran all miss out.

ENGLAND SQUAD

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Alastair Cook (Essex)

Mason Crane (Hampshire)

Ben Foakes (Surrey)

Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)

Dawid Malan (Middlesex)

Craig Overton (Somerset)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Mark Stoneman (Surrey)

James Vince (Hampshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)


England’s tour of New Zealand 2018 Itinerary

Friday 9 March 2018
England Test players arrive in New Zealand

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Wednesday 14-15 March 2018
Two-day Warm-Up Match (D/N)
New Zealand A v England
Seddon Park, Hamilton


Friday 16-17 March 2018
Two-day warm-up match
New Zealand A v England
Seddon Park, Hamilton


Thursday 22-26 March 2018
First Test match (D/N)
New Zealand v England
Eden Park, Auckland


Friday 30 March-3 April 2018
Second Test match
New Zealand v England
Hagley Oval, Christchurch