Sidebottom in for injured Bresnan
England seamer Tim Bresnan will miss the second npower Test at Old Trafford due to a foot injury, with Nottinghamshire’s Ryan Sidebottom called in to an otherwise unchanged England squad.
Bresnan suffered a stress fracture to his left foot during England’s eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first npower Test at Lord's and will undergo further assessment this week before a recovery timeframe is established.
Sidebottom’s inclusion is the only change to the 12-man squad ahead of the second of back-to-back Tests.
England national selector Geoff Miller said: “We can be very pleased with a number of aspects from the first npower Test at Lord’s resulting in a comprehensive win against Bangladesh.
“It's very unfortunate that Tim Bresnan will miss the second Test through injury as his bowling benefitted from five days of Test cricket during the Lord's Test and he would have been looking forward to getting more overs under his belt at Old Trafford.
“It does, however, provide Ryan Sidebottom with an opportunity to push for Test selection following his outstanding performances in the World Twenty20.
“The entire bowling unit will be better for the overs bowled during the first Test and looking to further build on this in Manchester.”
England squad for second npower Test
Andrew Strauss (captain, Middlesex)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Alastair Cook (Essex)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Ajmal Shahzad (Yorkshire)
Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)