Bresnan selected in World Twenty20 squad

Tim Bresnan.
Tim Bresnan.

CASTLEFORD all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been selected for the England cricket squad aiming to retain the World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka next month.

The Townville cricketer was a key figure in England’s winning team last time round and has retained his place, despite losing his spot in the five-day side for the Third Test against South Africa that finished on Monday at Lord’s.

Bresnan will be joined by Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow in the Twenty20 tournament and both are also included in the squads for the forthcoming five-match one-day international series against South Africa and a three-match Twenty20 series against the Proteas.

The first one-day international is on Friday at Cardiff, followed by matches at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, the Oval, Lord’s and Trent Bridge.

Durham hosts the first Twenty20 game on September 8 with the series also visiting Old Trafford and Edgbaston.

England squad for ICC World Twenty20: Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)(captain), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).

England NatWest ODI Series squad v South Africa: Alastair Cook (Essex) (captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

NatWest International T20 squad v South Africa: Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (captain), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).