Manchester: England captain Michael Vaughan announced Thursday an unchanged side to play New Zealand in the second Test at Old Trafford starting here Friday.
England had called up Hampshire fast bowler Chris Tremlett into their 12 man squad following the drawn first Test of this three-match series concluded at Lord's on Monday.
But England, in the ongoing absence of Andrew Flintoff due to a side injury, chose to stick with a three-man pace attack of left-armer Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Vaughan, speaking at Old Trafford here Thursday, admitted the in-form Tremlett had come close to selection but stressed the fast bowlers already in the side had done enough to keep their places.
"Tremmers is bowling well and this kind of wicket could suit his style of bowling but I fully believe the young lads deserve another crack," Vaughan said.
"I felt they all bowled well in spells at Lord's and they all could bowl well on this kind of wicket.
"They deserve another opportunity to prove what they are made of."
England's top six remained intact even though they'd managed a first innings score of 400 just once in their last 11 Tests.
It was the fourth Test in a row that England, who won 2-1 in a three-Test series in New Zealand in March, had named an unchanged team.
Squad: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (capt), Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Tim Ambrose (wk), Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar and James Anderson.