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Woakes and Tredwell added to England squad

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Warwickshire pace bowler Chris Woakes and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell have been added to the squad for the remaining two matches in the NatWest Series against Australia.

Graeme Swann is being rested for the final two fixtures to allow him an opportunity to overcome discomfort in his right elbow ahead of the Investec Test series against South Africa beginning in a fortnight.

Chris Woakes

Warwickshire's Chris Woakes has joined the England squad for the final two games of the NatWest Series as has Kent's James Tredwell

National Selector Geoff Miller said: "We had earmarked the fourth and fifth matches in this series as an opportunity to rest Graeme regardless of the result at Edgbaston as we have to consider our preparations for the Investec Test series later this month.

“Graeme has some pain in his elbow at the moment and we feel that an extra week's rest will allow his elbow to settle.

"Chris Woakes replaces Jade Dernbach in the squad, who has been ruled out with a side strain.

"We have played some very good cricket in the last week to lead this NatWest Series 2-0 and will need to continue that form if we are to win our seventh straight series on home soil."

Samit Patel has been released to play for Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the Friends Life t20 fixture against Yorkshire Carnegie tonight and Jonny Bairstow will be available for Yorkshire's fixtures today, and on Friday against Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford.

Both players will return to the squad ahead of the fourth one-day international at the Emirates Durham ICG on Saturday.

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