Thursday 5 July 2012 

Swann Rested For Final Two ODIs, Tredwell, Woakes Called Up

Swann Rested For Final Two ODIs, Tredwell, Woakes Called Up
Swann Rested For Final Two ODIs, Tredwell, Woakes Called Up
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England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been rested for the final two One-Day Internationals against Australia after reporting discomfort in his right elbow.

Kent off-spinner James Tredwell has been added to the squad as his replacement while Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes is also included ahead of the final games of the series in Chester-le-Street and Manchester.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed that Swann was always likely to be rested for the final two matches while Woakes replaces Jade Dernbach, who picked up a side strain in the second game at The Oval.

"We had earmarked the fourth and fifth matches in this series as an opportunity to rest Graeme regardless of the result at Edgbaston as we have to consider our preparations for the Investec Test series later this month," National Selector Geoff Miller confirmed.

"Graeme has some pain in his elbow at the moment and we feel that an extra week's rest will allow his elbow to settle. Chris Woakes replaces Jade Dernbach in the squad who has been ruled out with a side strain.

"We have played some very good cricket in the last week to lead this NatWest Series 2-0 and will need to continue that form if we are to win our seventh straight series on home soil."

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes

© Cricket World 2012

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