England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of action for the rest of this season owing to a stress fracture in his lower back. The hosts who have already secured the Ashes 3-0 will be forced to bring in a replacement for Tim Bresnan.
England finished their India tour with a consolation win in the Fifth and Final ODI at Dharamsala. The English victory was well set up by its bowlers who kept India down to 226 and the run chase was smoothly anchored by Ian Bell who scored an unbeaten 3rd ODI century.
England have announced three squads for their upcoming tour of New Zealand on Thursday. The tour of New Zealand comprises of 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 3 Tests. The tour kicks off with the T20Is which begin on the 9th of next month.
Although England were thoroughly outplayed at The Oval, it was their bowling performance that was a shocker. Prior to the start of the series, a lot was expected of this English bowling attack, which was even rated by some critics as the best ever in the country’s bowling history.
If they didn’t know before, England today found that their back-up pacers were of high quality when they restricted a hard fighting West Indies to 280/8 at stumps. Graham Onions and Tim Bresnan ended with three wickets each, while the pacey Steven Finn had two.