Steven Finn omitted from England first Test squad against India

Steven Finn
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Middlesex bowler Steven Finn is left out of England's first Test squad against top ranked India at Lord’s on Thursday.

Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn has been left out of England’s 12-man squad for their first Test against India, which begins at Lord’s on Thursday.

Finn was 12th man in the final test against Sri Lanka, but Tim Bresnan has been recalled and will compete with fellow pace man Stuart Broad for a starting spot.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “Following the successful Test and ODI series against Sri Lanka we're pleased to be able to include Tim Bresnan in the Test squad after his excellent return from a calf muscle injury.

“Tim adds further bite to our pace attack along with James Anderson, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad, who has greatly benefited from getting overs and wickets under his belt for Nottinghamshire during the week.

“Steven Finn has also benefitted from his time at county level in recent weeks and continues to press hard for Test selection. It's very pleasing to see the depth of quality around our bowling attack particularly with a challenging four-match Test series on the horizon.”

England will play four tests and five one day internationals against India this summer.