England bowler Tim Bresnan is set to make his comeback for Yorkshire following a spell on the sidelines.
England seamer Tim Bresnan will return to professional cricket this week for County Championship side Yorkshire after missing several weeks with an elbow injury.
Bresnan will feature for the county in a three-day friendly against rivals Lancashire, which starts on Tuesday, after missing England’s recent tour of New Zealand following surgery.
The 28-year-old has not featured for the national side since the Three Lions’ successful tour of India over Christmas and last played for the team in a one-day international against the Indians in January.
The seamer was a key figure in England’s famous Test series victory over India and was missed during the side’s disappointing tour of New Zealand.
Yorkshire will also welcome back fellow international Joe Root to the side for the Lancashire game after his time spent with the national team, whilst Bresnan is looking forward to getting back into the action.
“It has been a while since I played but I’m feeling good and looking forward to playing against Lancashire,” the bowler said on Sky Sports.
“For me it is now about playing as much cricket as possible, with a view to playing well for Yorkshire and ultimately breaking back into the England team.”
The return of Bresnan will be a big boost for the England selectors after the bowling attack in New Zealand failed to perform – with only Steven Finn taking any real credit.
The Yorkshire man now has the prospect of a return series against the Black Caps, the Champions Trophy and the Ashes this summer for his country, as well as the County Championship Division One campaign with his club.