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England adds Bresnan to Test squad

UPDATED 02 December, 2013 8:50PM AEST |

Hard-working paceman Tim Bresnan is pushing strongly towards a possible Test comeback in Adelaide after winning a recall to the England squad.

"Tim Bresnan has been added to the England Test squad following his recovery from a back injury, and is available for selection," the England and Wales Cricket Board tweeted.

The 21-Test veteran is putting pressure on Chris Tremlett in England's attack for the second Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test starting on Thursday. Tremlett took 4-120 at the Gabba - three of those coming in the second innings as Australia searched for quick runs to pile up a big lead. 

Australia lead the five-match Ashes series one-nil after a 381-run win in Brisbane. Bresnan broke down with a stress fracture of his back in the fourth Test, at Chester-Le-Street, of the Ashes series in England this winter. 

The 28-year-old claimed four first-innings wickets and scored an unbeaten half-century for England's Performance Program side against a Queensland 2nd XI last week in Brisbane.

Bresnan has claimed 67 wickets at 32.10 and has a Test batting average of 30.05.

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First Posted 02 December, 2013 5:57PM AEST

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