DURHAM bowler Matty Potts has received his maiden call-up to England’s test squad for their upcoming series against New Zealand.

Potts has been in outstanding early form for Durham this season. He’s taken 35 wickets so far this season and in their last County Championship against Glamorgan, he played a starring role taking seven for 40. He’ll join the national set up alongside recently appointed test captain Ben Stokes and fellow Durham team mate Alex Lees.

Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook has also been named in the squad for his fast start to Yorkshire’s campaign in Division One after three centuries and four half centuries.

Managing Director for England Cricket, Rob Key, said:"We have rewarded players in Harry Brook and Matty Potts who have had outstanding starts to the County season, and they deserve the opportunity to stake a claim at this level.

"It promises to be a mouthwatering series, and I can't wait for the team to start against a very good New Zealand side. It is a fascinating prospect for everyone connected with the sport in this country."

The first test against New Zealand will begin on Thursday June 2nd at Lords.