Broad Retains Place
In Test Squad
Featured News | 17th July 2011
Nottinghamshire duo Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann have been included in the 12-man England squad to face India in the first npower Test at Lord’s.
Tim Bresnan’s inclusion at the expense of Steven Finn is the only change to the England squad that won the recent npower Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0.
"This is clearly a highly-anticipated series between two of the world's top Test playing nations and I know the England team is certainly looking forward to the challenge of taking on the number one ranked team in Test cricket,” said National Selector Geoff Miller.
"Following the successful Test and ODI series against Sri Lanka we're pleased to be able to include Tim Bresnan in the Test squad after his excellent return from a calf muscle injury.
“Tim adds further bite to our pace attack along with James Anderson, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad who has greatly benefitted from getting overs and wickets under his belt for Nottinghamshire during the week.
"Steven Finn has also benefitted from his time at county level in recent weeks and continues to press hard for Test selection. It's very pleasing to see the depth of quality around our bowling attack particularly with a challenging four-match Test series on the horizon."
The Lord’s Test begins on Thursday ahead of the second meeting of the sides at Trent Bridge from Friday 29th July.
Trent Bridge is sold out for the first two days of the Test but tickets remain on general sale for days three and four from the ticket hotline (0844 8118711) and the online ticket store.
England squad - 1st npower Test
Andrew Strauss (Middlesex) (Captain)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Alastair Cook (Essex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Tremlett (Surrey)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)