Six Nottinghamshire players have been handed England calls ahead of the tour of New Zealand and the England Lions trip to face Australia A.

Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Samit Patel will be part of the Test party, Broad will resume captaincy of the T20 squad that also features Patel, Alex Hales and Michael Lumb and Broad, Patel and Swann will be available for ODIs.

James Taylor and Alex Hales will both tour Australia with England Lions with fixtures planned in Hobart and Sydney in February.

“Following on from the ODI tour to India the tour to New Zealand will require players to adapt to different conditions and will prove a real challenge for the squad as we look to continue the progress we have made in limited overs cricket recently,” said National Selector Geoff Miller.

“There are a number of players who we have decided not to select for parts of the competitive programme this winter as we look to manage their workloads effectively while ensuring we remain competitive across all formats. We feel this is the best way of keeping players as physically and mentally fresh as possible during a demanding  2013 and beyond.

“Kevin Pietersen will miss the limited overs tour of New Zealand with Graeme Swann missing the T20 leg of the tour.  This approach also provides an opportunity for talented young players to gain more international experience which will be important for their development and the development of England sides in the future.

“The tour of Australia will provide a tough test for this Lions squad and it will present an opportunity for the players to show us that they are capable of representing England at ODI level in the future. The vast majority of these players were on the England Performance Programme in India during the end of this year, so we are looking forward to seeing the skills they have developed put into practice during the tour in February 2013. Australia is the venue for the 2015 ICC World Cup, along with New Zealand, so we hope this will help us identify potential players that could go on to be a part of the 2015 World Cup squad.”

England T20 squad
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (Capt)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Tim Bresnan (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)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

England ODI squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) 

England Lions squad
Joe Root (Yorkshire) (Capt)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Scott Borthwick (Durham)
Danny Briggs (Hampshire)
Varun Chopra (Warwickshire)
Matthew Coles (Kent)
Ben Foakes (Essex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
James Harris (Middlesex)
Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)
Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)
Reece Topley (Essex)
Chris Wright (Warwickshire) 

England Fixtures:

T20 Series vs New Zealand
February 9                   1
st Twenty20 at Eden Park, Auckland
February 12                 2
nd Twenty20 at Seddon Park, Hamilton
February 15                 3
rd Twenty20 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

ODI Series vs New Zealand

February 17                 1st ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton
February 20                 2
nd ODI at McLean Park, Napier
February 23                 3
rd ODI at Eden Park, Auckland

England Lions Fixtures vs Australia A:

February 16                 Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 18                 Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 22                 Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 25                 SCG, Sydney
March 1                       SCG, Sydney