England announce unchanged squad for Oval Test

August 14th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Birmingham, Aug 14 (IANS) England have announced an unchanged 13-member squad for the final Test against India at The Oval starting Thursday.

Jonathan Trott has not recovered from a shoulder injury but pacers Chris Tremlett and Steven Finn have been included.

England won the third Test at Edgbaston to take a 3-0 unassailable lead in the series and moved to the top of the world rankings.

England are expected to play the same XI that won the Edgbaston Tes but national selector Geoff Miller said that Tremlett and Finn could still find a place in the team.

The towering Tremlett, took 15 wickets in the 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka, but missed the second and the third Test against India after he suffering a back problem in the first Test at Lord’s.

“Chris Tremlett is available for selection following continued treatment for his back injury and he and Steven Finn are included in a broader 13-man squad for the last Test match of the summer,” Miller said.

“The performance at Edgbaston was of the highest quality but the team will now re-focus on finishing the series in a strong manner with much still to play for.”

The squad: Andrew Strauss (Middlesex, captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Chris Tremlett (Surrey).

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