England have recalled bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan to their 12-man squad for the opening Test against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday (16th May).
Both men missed the winter series in New Zealand to undergo elbow surgery but they have made successful returns to action with their counties and are back in contention for selection.
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.
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It is Graeme Swann who takes this week's award. His bowling figures of three for 13 and two for 17 in the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan may not immediately stand out as award-winning contributions, but put it against the performances of the other five spinners used in the series by both teams and it suddenly looks a lot better. Messrs Ajmal, Afridi and co. have taken six wickets at a combined average of 32.33 from the two matches, with Swann's haul of five wickets at an average of six far superior.
Graeme Swann and Chris Tremlett are injury doubts for England ahead of their three-day tour game against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) XI which gets underway on 11th January.
The tourists have already lost Tim Bresnan to an elbow injury and his replacement Graham Onions could feature if Swann (thigh) and Tremlett (eye) are not available.