Tim Bresnan included in England Test squad to face Sri Lanka

FORMER Heavy Woollen junior cricketer Tim Bresnan has been selected in the England squad to face Sri Lanka in two tests.

Bresnan has recovered from an elbow injury which kept him out of the recent Test series against Pakistan in Dubai.

The first Test takes place between March 26-30 in Galle, with the second test between April 3-7 in Colombo.

Bresnan played all his junior cricket for Castleford side Townville, mainly in the Heavy Woollen District JCL, and his inclusion will bolster England’s pace attack.

The full England squad to tour is: AJ Strauss (captain, Middlesex), JM Anderson (Lancashire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), RS Bopara (Essex), TT Bresnan (Yorkshire), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), AN Cook (Essex), SM Davies (Surrey), ST Finn (Middlesex), MS Panesar (Sussex), SR Patel (Nottinghamshire), KP Pietersen (Surrey), MJ Prior (Sussex), GP Swann (Nottinghamshire), JC Tredwell (Kent), IJL Trott (Warwickshire)