Injured Tim Bresnan out of New Zealand tour; Craig Kieswetter dropped

A run of low scores for Kieswetter, as well as some indifferent performances with the gloves, have seen the Somerset man leapfrogged by county colleague Jos Buttler and Yorkshire's Jonathan Bairstow in the revised squad announced on Thursday.

updated: January 25, 2013 11:01 IST
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London: England's Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the tour of New Zealand with an elbow injury while wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter was dropped from the one-day squad.

National selector Geoff Miller announced Thursday a 15-man squad for the three Test series, with uncapped Warwickshire seamer Chris Woakes replacing Bresnan, who has been struggling with a right elbow problem for over a year.

Miller hopes the Yorkshireman will be fit in time for a packed schedule on home soil later in the year that sees England staging a return series against New Zealand, the Champions Trophy and an Ashes contest with Australia.

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