ZERO Somerset players have been named in the England ODI and T20 squads for the upcoming series against New Zealand.

England are set to take on New Zealand in four One Day matches and four T20 games over late August and September.

Despite winning the Vitality Blast competition this season, with a squad for the final containing eight English players, Somerset have been snubbed in this selection.

Players like Tom Banton, Will Smeed, Tom Abell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Lewis Gregory and Ben Green all missed selection.

And Craig Overton, the man with the most catches in the Blast this season, more than any wicketkeeper, also missed out.

Somerset's star international bowler from this season, Matt Henry, has been named in the New Zealand ODI and T20 squad for the upcoming series. So there is some representation for the Cidermen.

England Men’s National Selector, Luke Wright, said: “We have been able to name two extremely strong squads that underline the depth of talent we enjoy in white-ball cricket.

“The return of Ben Stokes only adds to that quality with his match-winning ability and leadership. I am certain that every fan will enjoy seeing him back in an England ODI shirt again.

“We’re also excited to give first international call-ups to both Gus Atkinson and John Turner while Josh Tongue has deserved a place in the T20 squad after impressing during the Ashes."

The squads are:

  • England Men ODI squad: Jos Buttler (Lancashire – captain), Moeen Ali (Warwickshire), Gus Atkinson (Surrey), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Reece Topley (Surrey), David Willey (Northamptonshire), Mark Wood (Durham), and Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
  • England Men IT20 squad: Jos Buttler (Lancashire – captain), Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Moeen Ali (Warwickshire), Gus Atkinson (Surrey), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Will Jacks (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Josh Tongue (Worcestershire), John Turner (Hampshire), and Luke Wood (Lancashire).