Swann, Bresnan back for Eng

2013-05-03 12:13
Graeme Swann (File)
London - Offspinner Graeme Swann has been called up by England for next month's Champions Trophy after making his recovery from an elbow injury that ruled him out of the recent tour of New Zealand.

Paceman Tim Bresnan is also in the 15-man squad following his comeback from a similar injury, with selectors happy to throw the bowlers straight back into action rather than keep them fresh for the Ashes series against Australia starting in July.

With Kevin Pietersen out with a knee injury, Ravi Bopara was recalled and is one of six survivors - along with Bresnan and Swann - from the last Champions Trophy in 2009.

England will use the same squad of players for the three-match one-day series against New Zealand that precedes the Champions Trophy, which starts on June 6.

England 15-man squad announced on Thursday for a one-day series with New Zealand and next month's ICC Champions Trophy tournament in the United Kingdom:

Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wkt), Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes


NatWest ODI Series v New Zealand

May 31: 1st ODI, Lord's

June 02: 2nd ODI, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

June 03: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge

England's ICC Champions Trophy group matches

June 08: v Australia, Edgbaston

June 13: v Sri Lanka, The Oval

June 16: v New Zealand, Cardiff

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