Lyth, Rashid, Bairstow and Plunkett back for Yorkshire

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YORKSHIRE will have four of their six England players back for Sunday’s County Championship match against Hampshire at Headingley.

England have confirmed that Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett will all be available for the game following their return from the West Indies tour.

However, Joe Root and Gary Ballance have been ordered to rest with one eye on the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s starting on May 21.

Lyth could also play in that match following Jonathan Trott’s retirement from international cricket, but the left-hander has had no cricket of late having not featured in the Test series in the Caribbean along with Rashid, Bairstow and Plunkett.

Moeen Ali, the Worcestershire all-rounder, is the only member of the side that took part in the third and final Test in Barbados to have been made available by England prior to the Lord’s Test.

Moeen can play in the match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston starting on Saturday, but he cannot take part in the four-day tour game against the New Zealanders starting at New Road on May 14.

England are expected to name their Test squad on that day and have also requested that any player selected miss the opening round of NatWest T20 Blast matches on May 15.

Yorkshire take on Derbyshire that night under the Headingley floodlights (7.00pm start).

Player availability ahead of first Test against New Zealand:

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire) Available for LV=CC match against Warwickshire. Unavailable for tour match against New Zealand.

James Anderson (Lancashire) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Gloucestershire.

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) Available for LV=CC match against Hampshire.

Gary Ballance (Yorkshire) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Hampshire.

Ian Bell (Warwickshire) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Worcestershire.

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Durham.

Jos Buttler (Lancashire) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Gloucestershire.

Alastair Cook (Essex) No LV=CC matches ahead of 1st Investec Test against New Zealand.

Chris Jordan (Sussex) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Middlesex.

Adam Lyth (Yorkshire) Available for LV=CC match against Hampshire.

Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire) Available for LV=CC match against Hampshire.

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire) Available for LV=CC match against Hampshire.

Joe Root (Yorkshire) Unavailable for LV=CC match against Hampshire.

Ben Stokes (Durham) Unavailable for LV=CC against Nottinghamshire.

James Tredwell (Kent) Available for LV=CC match against Glamorgan.

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) To be discussed between Jonathan and Warwickshire following his decision to retire from international cricket.

Mark Wood (Durham) Available for LV=CC match against Nottinghamshire.

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