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World Cup 2011
Bresnan undergoes scan on calf
March 24, 2011
Tim Bresnan has had a scan on his calf after experiencing discomfort as England prepare for their World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka in Colombo, but is expected to be available for the match on Saturday.
He underwent the MRI on Wednesday after a similar problem forced him out of the one-day series against Australia after the Ashes. At the time there were concerns he would miss the World Cup, but he regained fitness in time for the trip and played all six of England's group matches, taking nine wickets at 29.88 including a career-best 5 for 48 in the tie against India.
He has been the one ever-present quick during England's campaign, with form and fitness forcing a number of changes throughout the group stage. Stuart Broad was ruled out with a side strain following the South Africa match and Ajmal Shahzad flew home with a hamstring injury after the defeat against Bangladesh.
James Anderson, England's most experienced fast bowler, was dropped for the crunch clash against West Indies, in Chennai, after some wayward performances but could come back into the mix against Sri Lanka.
Chris Tremlett, who replaced Broad, played against West Indies but his five overs cost 47 while another option is Jade Dernbach, the uncapped Surrey quick who replaced Shahzad. The latest player to be added to the squad is Adil Rashid, the Yorkshire legspinner, who was called up on Thursday after Michael Yardy withdrew with depression. He won't arrive in Sri Lanka until Saturday morning though.
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