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England management have determined the following availability of centrally and incrementally contracted players as well as those without a contract who have recently returned from Sri Lanka, ahead of first Investec Test versus West Indies.

James Anderson (Lancashire) - Available for LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire (May 2-5).

Ian Bell (Warwickshire) - Available for all cricket from April 16 up to and including Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Derbyshire (May 13).

Ravi Bopara (Essex) - Available for all cricket.

Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) - Available for LV= County Championship matches against Kent (April 26-29) and Leicestershire (May 2-5).

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is set to play for Surrey in the County Championship against Worcestershire after his return from the Indian Premier League

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) - Currently unavailable, continuing rehabilitation following calf injury. Expected to be available in early May.

Alastair Cook (Essex) - Available for all cricket from May 2 up to and including Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Worcestershire (May 13).

Steven Davies (Surrey) - Available for all cricket.

Steven Finn (Middlesex) - Available for LV= County Championship matches against Durham (April 19-22) and Worcestershire (May 3-6).

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) - Currently unavailable due to Indian Premier League commitments. Available for all cricket from May 15.

Monty Panesar (Sussex) - Available for all cricket.

Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire) - Available for all cricket.

Kevin Pietersen (Surrey) - Currently unavailable due to Indian Premier League commitments. Available for LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire (May 9-12).

Matt Prior (Sussex) - Available for LV= County Championship matches against Warwickshire (April 26-29) and Lancashire (May 9-12) and tour match against West Indies (May 5-7).

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) - Available for LV= County Championship matches against Lancashire (May 2-5) and Middlesex (May 9-12).

Andrew Strauss (Middlesex) - Available for all cricket from April 16 apart from Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Netherlands (May 14).

James Tredwell (Kent) - Available for all cricket.

Chris Tremlett (Surrey) - Currently unavailable, continuing rehabilitation following back surgery.

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) - Available for all cricket from April 23 up to and including Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Derbyshire (May 14).

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