England recall Bresnan

Yorkshireman faces fitness tests ahead of limited-overs games

Last Updated: 08/02/12 6:47pm

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Tim Bresnan: Recalled by England for the limited-overs matches

Tim Bresnan: Recalled by England for the limited-overs matches

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Paceman Tim Bresnan has been named in England's one-day international and Twenty20 squads to play Pakistan - although but his participation is still subject to ongoing fitness checks.

The Yorkshire ace had to leave the tour of the United Arab Emirates because of post-operative elbow pain before the start of a Test series which ended in a 3-0 defeat for England.

Bresnan, though, returned to Dubai recently and he will now have to prove his fitness first before his place is confirmed.

Bresnan, who has rested his bowling arm for three weeks, is joined in the ODI squad by uncapped pair Jos Buttler and Danny Briggs - but batsman Ian Bell is omitted.

Out-of-form Bell, who has been capped 108 times, is the most notable omission from the 16-man ODI squad.

Middle-order batsman Buttler made his international Twenty20 debut last summer against India but is yet to play for England in the 50-over format, and slow left-armer Briggs is uncapped in any format.


James Anderson also returns after being rested for the 5-0 defeat in India in October.

Alastair Cook's ODI team will face England Lions on Friday in Abu Dhabi, in preparation for the four-match series against Pakistan. 

Stuart Broad will captain a 15-man Twenty20 squad which includes opener Alex Hales for a three-match series against Pakistan here.

National selector Geoff Miller added: "We have selected two squads that include both experienced international players and younger players who have performed strongly for England Lions in recent months and deserve an opportunity to further test themselves against quality opposition.

"Playing against Pakistan in the UAE will be challenging, but it is important that these players continue to develop their skills so that we are able to make strides in limited-overs cricket, particularly on the subcontinent."

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (capt, Essex), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)

England T20 squad: Stuart Broad (capt, Nottinghamshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)

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