Bresnan Continues Ashes Comeback Bid

Tim Bresnan bowls
Tim Bresnan is making a strong comeback following back surgery
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England all-rounder Tim Bresnan continues to impress for the England Performance Programme squad as he bids to make a return to the senior team after injury.

After scoring 57 not out as the EPP scored 376 for nine declared in their first innings, Bresnan took four for 31 to bowl Queensland's second team out for 156.

EPP then closed day two on 156 for five, a lead of 376 runs.

Bresnan was included in the EPP squad after his season was ended early due to a stress fracture in his back.

After undergoing surgery, he was left out of the squad picked to defend The Ashes but was always due to travel to Australia, joining up with the Performance Programme squad.

Bresnan was part of the England squad that won the Ashes in Australia in 2010/11 and also featured in the 2013 home series win before the injury struck.

He has taken 67 wickets at an average of 32.10 in 21 Tests.

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Fixtures & Results

21st-25th November: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 295 & 401-7d. beat ENG 136 & 179 by 381 runs
5th-9th December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 570-9d & 132-3d beat ENG 172 & 312 by 218 runs
13th-17th December: 3rd Test, WACA, Perth
AUS 385 & 369-8 d. beat ENG 251 & 353 by 150 runs
26th-30th December: 4th Test, MCG, Melbourne
AUS 204 & 231-2 beat ENG 255 & 179 by 8 wickets
3rd-7th January: 5th Test, SCG, Sydney
AUS 326 & 274 beat ENG 155 & 166 by 281 runs