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Bresnan called up for England Squad Published: 21 June 2011

Tim Bresnan has been added to the England squad for the One Day International series against Sri Lanka after recovering from a calf injury.

Bresnan was not originally included in the limited overs squads for the series against Sri Lanka but the 26-year-old is now in line to play his first international cricket of the summer.

Alastair Cook takes charge of his first match as England's full-time ODI captain at the Oval on Tuesday 28 June before the series reaches Lord's for the third game on Sunday 3 July.

Cook and Stuart Broad were unveiled as new captains of the ODI and Twenty20 teams respectively at Lord's in May.

The stated target was the respective World Cup tournaments with the emphasis on youth to prepare for the next showpiece events: ICC World Cup (in Australia and New Zealand) in 2015 and the ICC Twenty20 World Cup (in Sri Lanka) in 2012.

Broad's reign as T20 captain got off to a disappointing start as the defending ICC Twenty20 World Cup holders lost to Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Bristol.

Cook will be hoping for more success in the ODI series but will find it tough going against a Sri Lanka side who lost to India in the final of the 2011 ICC World Cup in April.

England ODI squad
Name County Age ODI caps
Alaistair Cook
 Essex
 26
 26
 
Stuart Broad
 Notts
 24
 76
 
James Anderson
 Lancashire
 28
 142
 
Ian Bell
 Warwickshire
 29
 97
 
Ravi Bopara
 Essex
 26
 59
 
Jade Dernbach
 Surrey
 25
 0
 
Steven Finn
 Middlesex
 22
 3
 
Craig Kieswetter
 Somerset
 23
 12
 
Eoin Morgan
 Middlesex
 24
 64
 
Samit Patel
 Notts
 26
 11
 
Kevin Pietersen
 Surrey
 30
 114
 
Graeme Swann
 Notts
 32
 51
 
Jonathan Trott
 Warwickshire
 30
 25
 
Chris Woakes
 Warwickshire
 22
 3
 
Tim Bresnan
 Yorkshire
 26
 42
 

35-year-old Paul Collingwood, who retired from Test cricket following the Ashes victory over, is left out of the squad as the England selectors look to the future with a youthful squad.

Steven Finn and Chris Woakes (both 22) and the inexperienced Jade Dernbach (25) are involved in the squad and Craig Kieswetter (23) is given the wicket-keeping duties in both formats - ahead of Test 'keeper Matt Prior (29).

Big-hitting, spin bowling all-rounder Samit Patel is also in the squads. The 26-year-old Nottinghamshire player has faced public criticism over his weight and fitness but his form this season has earned him a recall.


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