Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan return to England squad for 1st Test against New Zealand

Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann return to England whites after injury layoffs while Jonathan Bairstow too finds a place.

updated: May 11, 2013 14:39 IST
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Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were both recalled by England in a 12-man squad announced Saturday for next week's first Test against New Zealand at Lord's following their respective recoveries from elbow surgery.

Off-spinner Swann and seamer Bresnan both last played Test cricket in the series-clinching win over India in Nagpur in December and missed the recent drawn three-Test series in New Zealand.

However, Nottinghamshire's Swann and Yorkshire's Bresnan have both since proved their fitness playing county cricket this season.

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