Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan will all return from injury in time for England’s summer campaign.
England’s national selector Geoff Miller has issued some good news ahead of tour visits from New Zealand and Australia, declaring Tim Bresnan, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann will all have recovered from injury by then.
Swann and Bresnan both missed England’s recent tour against the Black Caps with elbow injuries, with the spinner traveling to the US for an operation.
Whilst star batsman Pietersen had to return home halfway through the Test series with a knee injury that subsequently ruled him out of the IPL with Delhi Daredevils.
However with little over a month until the start of the first Test against the Kiwis at Lord’s, Miller is confident the trio will be fit to play.
“I talked to Graeme Swann the other night and he’s fine, and Bressie will be starting with Yorkshire very soon,” the selector told Sky Sports.
“It was a nasty injury for Kevin but it’s been rectified and the medical staff will continue with that. He’ll be fine.
“We will be ready when New Zealand come around.”
It is set to be a busy summer of cricket for England with the last ever Champions Trophy following the concluding Twenty20 series against the Black Caps.
Then it is the big one for Three Lions and Australia fans as the two sides battle it out in the first of two Ashes series’ in 2013.
Whilst the New Zealand visit will be important for England, they will definitely be hoping that Pietersen, Swann and Bresnan are all fit and ready by the time the Aussies come to play.