29 Jul 2013

England selectors name third test squad

5:58 am on 29 July 2013

England's cricket selectors have named their 14-man squad for this week's third Ashes test against Australia., and they've included top batsman Kevin Pietersen, despite lingering concerns about his calf muscle injury, and a second spinner Monte Panesar.

The giant pace bowler Chris Tremlett who hasn't played a test for 18 months because of injuries, and the diminutive batsman James Taylor, who's just scored a painstaking century as an invited player for Sussex against Australia, have been included in the 14 for the third Ashes test which starts at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

England are 2-nil up in the 5-test series.