The dynamic Kevin Pietersen has been omitted from the England touring party after he was not handed the central contract by the England Cricket Board earlier this month. The three-month long tour comprises four Test matches, a couple of T20 matches and 5 ODIs.
21 year old Joe Root of Yorkshire who Geoffrey Boycott thought reminded him of himself has been included in the test squad. In his maiden season, Root narrowly missed the 1000 run mark though he made it to the England Lions squad after his exploits with the bat.
South African born grandson of legendary Denis Compton, Nick has also been included in the test squad. Eoin Morgan makes a comeback. Graeme Swann, Monty Panesar and Samit Patel will be the spinners.