Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell out of start of Warwickshire's title defence

Last Updated: 21/03/13 12:21pm

  • Share:
Extended break from cricket for Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott

Extended break from cricket for Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott

Sky Bet

County champions Warwickshire will not have Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott available for the start of the defence of their title.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the availability of England's centrally-contracted players on Thursday, and Bell and Trott are among the players given an extended break after the New Zealand tour.

Warwickshire open their season at home to Derbyshire on 10 April but will only have Chris Woakes available of their high-profile international stars, the same applying for the clash with Durham seven days later and the trip to Somerset on 25 April, which Woakes will also miss.

They will all be back in action against Sussex (1-4 May) and Middlesex (8-11 May) before linking up with England to prepare for the home Test series against New Zealand, which starts at Lord's on 16 May.

Most of the remaining contracted players will be available for at least a couple of County Championship games, including Test skipper Alastair Cook who will be able to represent Essex against Hampshire (29 April -2 May) and Lancashire (7-10 May).

Jonny Bairstow, recalled for the final Test in Auckland, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Eoin Morgan (outside time in IPL), Monty Panesar, Samit Patel, James Tredwell and Chris Tremlett will be available for all cricket from the start of the season.

The availability of injured stars Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan will depend on their respective recovery schedules.

England player availability:

James Anderson (Lancashire) Available for LV=County Championship games against Kent (24-27 April) and Glamorgan (1-4 May). Unavailable for Yorkshire Bank 40 game against Durham (6 May) and Derbyshire (12 May). Schedule to be reviewed after 4 May ahead of first Investec Test.

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) Available for all cricket from the start of season.

Ian Bell (Warwickshire) Available for LV=CC games against Sussex (1-4 May) and Middlesex (8-11 May). Available for YB40 game against Kent (6 May). Unavailable for YB40 game against Sussex (12 May).

Ravi Bopara (Essex) Available for all cricket.

Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) - Availability to be determined following recovery from an elbow operation.

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) - Available for LV=CC games against Derbyshire (24-27 April) and Durham (29-2 May). Schedule to be reviewed after 2 May ahead of first Investec Test.

Jos Buttler (Somerset) Available for all cricket.

Alastair Cook (Essex) - Available for LV=CC games against Hampshire (29 April -2 May) and Lancashire (7-10 May). Unavailable for YB40 fixtures against Hampshire (3 May), Durham (5 May) and Scotland (12 May).

Nick Compton (Somerset) - Available for LV=CC games against Surrey (17-20 April), Warwickshire (25-28 April) and Yorkshire (7-10 May). Available for YB40 fixture against Unicorns (5 May). Unavailable for YB40 fixture against Yorkshire (11 May).

Jade Dernbach (Surrey) - Available for all cricket.

Steven Finn (Middlesex) - Available for LV=CC games against Derbyshire (17-20 April) and Surrey (2-5 May), unavailable for game against Cambridge MCCU (24-26 April). Schedule to be reviewed after 5 May ahead of first Investec Test.

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) - Currently participating in the IPL - available for all cricket on return.

Graham Onions (Durham) Available for LV=CC games against Somerset (10-13 April), Warwickshire (17-20 April), Yorkshire (24-27 April) and Nottinghamshire (29 April -2 May). Schedule to be reviewed after 2 May ahead of first Investec Test.

Monty Panesar (Sussex) Available for all cricket from 10 April.

Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire) Available for all cricket.

Kevin Pietersen (Surrey) Availability to be determined following recovery from knee injury.

Matt Prior (Sussex) Available for LV=CC games against Surrey (24-27 April) and Warwickshire (1-4 May). Available for YB40 fixture against Worcestershire (5 May) and Northamptonshire (10 May). Unavailable for YB40 fixture against Warwickshire (12 May).

Joe Root (Yorkshire) Available for game against Lancashire (16-18 April) and LV=CC games against Durham (24-27 April), Derbyshire (29 April-2 May) and Somerset (7-10 May). Available for YB40 games against Glamorgan (5 May) and Somerset (11 May).

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) - Availability subject to recovery from elbow operation.

James Tredwell (Kent) - Available for all cricket.

Chris Tremlett (Surrey) - Available from start of season.

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) - Available for LV=CC games against Sussex (1-4 May) and Middlesex (8-11 May). Available for YB40 game against Kent (6 May). Unavailable for YB40 game against Sussex (12 May).

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) - Available for LV=CC games against Derbyshire (10-13 April), Durham (17-20 April) and Sussex (1-4 May). Schedule to be reviewed after 4 May ahead of first Investec Test.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Second Shout

Second Shout

Ed Robinson and Curtis Woodhouse discuss big wins for Hull rivals Tommy Coyle and Luke Campbell.

Balague: Could have been worse

Balague: Could have been worse

Guillem Balague says Barcelona were lucky to only lose by two goals in Saturday’s Clasico.

Merson: Draw was right

Merson: Draw was right

Paul Merson felt a share of the points was fair between West Brom and Crystal Palace and thought the referee called both penalties correctly.