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Sidebottom recalled for second Test, Bresnan out

June 02, 2010 09:36 IST

England selectors have recalled fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom for the second Test against Bangladesh after Tim Bresnan was ruled out through injury on Tuesday.

Bresnan took four wickets in England's first test victory at Lord's but has been ruled out of Friday's second and final test at Old Trafford with a stress fracture to his left foot.

"It's very unfortunate that Tim Bresnan will miss the second test through injury as his bowling benefited from five days of Test cricket during the Lord's test," National Selector Geoff Miller said in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement.

"It does, however, provide Ryan Sidebottom with an opportunity to push for test selection following his outstanding performances in the World Twenty20."

The 32-year-old Sidebottom made the last of his 22 test appearances against South Africa in January and his inclusion is the only change to the 12-man squad.

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