England leave out Finn

England leave out Finn

Yorkshire fast bowler Tim Bresnan has got the nod ahead of Finn in the 12-man squad announced on Sunday. Bresnan returns to the England Test squad for the first time since the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January.

The inclusion of Bresnan and the omission of Middlesex’s Finn is the only change to the England squad that won the recent Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0.

England's new Twenty20 skipper Stuart Broad was also picked in the 12-man squad. Broad had been dropped for the fifth and final one-day international in the recent 50-over series against Sri Lanka after struggling to take wickets.

“This is clearly a highly anticipated series between two of the world's top Test-playing nations and I know the England team is certainly looking forward to the challenge of taking on the number one ranked team in Test cricket,” England national selector Geoff Miller said.

The squad: Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Chris Tremlett.

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