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Footitt is surprise inclusion in England’s Ashes camp squad

June 18, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Left-arm seamer Mark Footitt is the surprise inclusion in England’s training camp squad ahead of the Ashes series against Australia.

Fourteen players will travel to Spain with new coach Trevor Bayliss for four days from June 27. The first test squad will be announced after returning from Spain.

Before then, England plays a one-off Twenty20 international against New Zealand on Tuesday.

That squad was also announced Thursday and left-arm seamer Reece Topley and batsman James Vince are the only players included who haven’t been involved in the one-day international series with New Zealand, which is level at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s decider.

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Pre-Ashes training camp squad:

Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Balance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Mark Footitt, Adam Lyth, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.

Twenty20 squad:

Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood.