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England player availability for FPt20

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Please note the following England player availability for county fixtures scheduled until, and including, June 15:

Andrew Strauss (Middlesex) - unavailable for all fixtures

James Anderson (Lancashire) - available for the Friends Provident t20 matches against Warwickshire on June 13 and Nottinghamshire on June 15

Ian Bell (Warwickshire) - available for all fixtures

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) - available for the Friends Provident t20 matches against Worcestershire on June 13 and Lancashire on June 15

Paul Collingwood (Durham) - available for the Friends Provident t20 matches against Derbyshire on June 13 and Leicestershire on June 14

Alastair Cook (Essex) - available for the Friends Provident t20 match against Middlesex on June 13

Steven Finn (Middlesex) - unavailable for all fixtures

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) - available for all fixtures

Ajmal Shahzad (Yorkshire) - available for all fixtures

Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire) - available for the Friends Provident t20 match against Surrey on June 13

Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire) - available for all fixtures

Matt Prior (Sussex) - available for all fixtures

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) - unavailable for all fixtures

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) - available for all fixtures

Steven Finn & Ajmal Shahzad

Steven Finn is rested from Middlesex duty and will play no part in the NatWest Series, but Ajmal Shahzad is available for Yorkshire

ECB national selector Geoff Miller said: “The coming rounds of the Friends Provident t20 matches are an ideal opportunity for several England players to switch their focus from Test cricket to limited-overs cricket as we look ahead to the forthcoming one-day international against Scotland and the NatWest Series against Australia and Bangladesh.

“We must be mindful of the management of the players' workload and their desire to play in what is a hugely exciting Twenty20 competition.

“Graeme Swann is in need of a well-earned break and as a result won't play any cricket during this period.

“Steven Finn has had an impressive start to the summer and will now undertake a strengthening programme similar to that recently undertaken by Stuart Broad.

“This will also rule Steven out of the NatWest Series against Australia and Bangladesh before his preparation for the npower Test series against Pakistan.

“Alastair Cook will receive treatment for an ongoing back injury later this week before playing with Essex on June 13.

“We believe the best preparation for Andrew Strauss' build-up to the NatWest Series does not involve the Friends Provident t20 fixtures and as such he won't be available for these matches during this period.”