According to head coach Brendon McCullum, England’s Ashes team will include James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
For the March trip to the West Indies, England’s all-time top Test wicket-takers were controversially left off the roster.
Though England lost six of their seven Test matches this summer, Anderson, 40, and Broad, 36, impacted their return to the international stage.
They will be present, McCullum added. “They are outstanding cricket players.
“They are remarkable beings. They would still be regarded as greats of the game even if they finished whenever they pleased.
“They are working to strengthen the legacy they will leave for the next generation.
Added him: “It’s incredible how much time they are allotting for other individuals in the dressing room.
“It’s truly amazing how much time, effort, and confidence they’re giving the other men.”
This summer, Anderson grabbed 27 Test wickets for England at an average of 17.66, while fellow seamer Broad collected 29 wickets at a strike rate of 27.17.
During their illustrious international careers, the effective combination captured 1,233 Test wickets. Anderson and Broad are in the first place, both with 667 points.
With 175 appearances for his nation, Anderson also holds the record for most Test cricket caps for England.
Meanwhile, England has expanded their backroom staff for the Twenty20 World Cup to include former Australia batsman Michael Hussey and former bowling coach David Saker.