Sunday 14 August 2011 

England Unchanged For Final Test

England Unchanged For Final Test
England Unchanged For Final Test
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England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fourth and final Test against India, which begins at The Oval on 18th August.

Having won by an innings and 242 runs at Edgbaston inside four days to go 3-0 up in the series, the selectors have made no changes although changes to the team are possible.

While Jonathan Trott remains unavailable with a shoulder injury so Ravi Bopara remains with the squad, fast bowler Chris Tremlett is available for selection, as is Steven Finn.

Tremlett played in the first match at Lord's before missing out at Trent Bridge and Edgbaston while Finn has been with the squad as cover for the fast bowlers.

"Jonathan Trott is making steady progress in his rehabilitation from his ongoing shoulder injury but he requires further treatment and won't be fit for the fourth and final npower Test match," England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) national selector Geoff Miller said.

"As such Ravi Bopara retains his place in the squad. Chris Tremlett is available for selection following continued treatment for his back injury and he and Steven Finn are included in a broader 13-man squad for the last Test match of the summer.
 
"The performance at Edgbaston was of the highest quality but the team will now re-focus on finishing the series in a strong manner with much still to play for."

By winning the first three matches, England have guaranteed themselves top spot in the ICC rankings when they are updated at the end of the series.

England Test squad: Andrew Strauss (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Matthew Prior, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett

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