Calcutta: Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were both recalled by England in a 12-man squad announced on Saturday for next week’s first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s following their respective recoveries from elbow surgery.
Off-spinner Swann and seamer Bresnan both last played Test cricket in the series-clinching win over India in Nagpur in December and missed the recent drawn three-Test series in New Zealand.
However both have since proved their fitness playing county cricket this season.
The First Test squad
Alastair Cook (captain), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonathan Bairstow, Matt Prior (wkt), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Tim Bresnan.