Bresnan called up for Adelaide

2013-12-02 11:01
Tim Bresnan (Getty Images)

Sydney - Bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan was called into the England squad for the Ashes series on Monday and will be available for the second Test against Australia in Adelaide this week.

Bresnan, who suffered a stress fracture in his back which ruled him out of the final Test of the first Ashes series earlier this year, which the hosts won 3-0, travelled to Australia with England's Performance Programme.

Having proved his fitness, Bresnan's stock rose as, apart from Stuart Broad, England's attack disappointed in the first test at Brisbane, which Australia won by 381 runs largely on the back of aggressive pace bowling.

It rose even further after more disappointing bowling in England's two-day tour match in Alice Springs last weekend.

The 28-year-old was a key member of the squad which won the Ashes in Australia in 2010-11, taking 11 wickets in the final two tests at an average of 19.54 as England sealed a 3-1 triumph.

He also played a major role in England's victory in the fourth Test of the first series earlier this year, scoring 45 runs in the second innings then taking the key wickets of David Warner and Shane Watson as England won by 74 runs.

Chris Tremlett is likely to give way for Bresnan if he is selected for the Adelaide Test, which starts on Thursday.

Read more on:    england  |  ashes  |  tim bresnan  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who will win the 2015 edition of the Ashes?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.