Featured News | 29th April 2009
Swann And Broad Named In Test Squad
Nottinghamshire duo Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad have been named in the England 12 for the first npower Test match against the West Indies which starts at Lord's on Wednesday.
Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan and Durham's Graham Onions are also included after runs of form. Bresnan, 24, has played in five One Day Internationals for England as well as a Twenty20 against Sri Lanka at Southampton in 2006 while Onions, 26, will be making his first appearance in an England Test squad. Both Bresnan and Onions have appeared for the England Lions.
Ravi Bopara, who scored an outstanding 104 against the West Indies in Bridgetown in the last of his four tests, is chosen in the batting line up.
England squad for the 1st npower Test Match against West Indies:
Andrew Strauss (Middlesex, captain)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Paul Collingwood (Durham)
Alistair Cook (Essex)
Graham Onions (Durham)
Monty Panesar (Northamptonshire)
Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)