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Eoin Morgan sails into English Test fold
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:SCJ Broad, EJG Morgan, PD Collingwood
Event:Bangladesh in British Isles 2010

DateLine: 24th May 2010

 

T20 skipper Paul Collingwood has been ruled out of England's two-Test series against Bangladesh with a shoulder injury. Collingwood's absence has created room in the Test squad for 23-year-old former Ireland batsman Morgan, although South Africa-born Jonathan Trott also remains in contention.

 

 

Meanwhile England fast bowler Stuart Broad will miss the series in order to undergo a "strengthening programme".

 

Andrew Strauss returns to captain the side, having been rested from the Bangladesh tour and then missing the World Twenty20 as the opener has opted out of international cricket's shortest format. Regular Test wicketkeeper Matt Prior returns while there is also a place for Yorkshire quick Ajmal Shahzad in a squad missing injured quick Graham Onions.

 

Alastair Cook, who captained England in Bangladesh, is set to resume his opening partnership with Strauss.

 

Paceman James Anderson, in the squad in the Caribbean but who didn't play, is in England's 12 for Lord's as is batsman Ian Bell.

 

England first Test squad

Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wkt), Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Ajmal Shahzad




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