Jones shrugs off back injury

England have been boosted by the news that pace bowler Simon Jones has recovered from a back injury ahead of the opening Test against Bangladesh at Lord's on May 26. Jones has been included in Glamorgan's squad for their one-day match against Hampshire on Tuesday, despite initial fears that he would be ruled out.

Jones, 26, has had a career blighted with injury, most notably suffering cruciate ligament damage in his knee at the start of England's 2002-03 Ashes tour. It kept him out of serious cricket for a year, and he did not feature for England again until the spring 2004 tour of West Indies.

Pace bowler Jon Lewis is on standby to make his Test debut if Jones is unfit for the match at Lord's. Uncapped Gloucestershire seamer Lewis, 29, was called up as late cover during the South Africa tour and, has been chosen in the squad for the Bangladesh Test ahead of regular 'back-up' paceman James Anderson.

England won both their previous two Tests against the Asian minnows in Bangladesh during the 2003-04 season