Bresnan returns with much success— 27 November 2013
Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan made his comeback from injury earlier today during England Performance Programme’s three-day clash against a Queensland Second XI in Brisbane.
Bresnan has not played competitive cricket since the fourth Test of the summer’s Investec Ashes series, when he took three wickets and scored 57 runs during England’s defeat of Australia at the Emirates Durham ICG in August.
A stress fracture of the back kept the 28-year-old out of the final Test at the Kia Oval – as England completed a 3-0 success – and out of the 17-man squad for the winter’s Ashes series, but he did travel with the team Down Under with a view to being included when he proves his fitness.
England PP batted first and ended the day on 376 for 9 at the Allan Border Oval with Bresnan showing signs of his quality with the bat scoring 57 not out coming in at number nine.
Yorkshire opener Alex Lees was also selected and the Halifax-born left-hander will be slightly disappointed not to have accumulated a big score eventually losing his wicket for 24.
Top scorers were Middlesex’s Sam Robson 102 and Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali 83. Lancashire’s new recruit Jos Buttler also played a useful innings in the middle-order accumulating 54.
Yorkshire and England fans will be looking on with interest later this evening, when England get the chance to have a bowl and all eyes will be on Bresnan hoping that he can recapture his form that made him one of the most formidable bowlers on the circuit and cement his place in the full England Test side when the Ashes series resumes in Adelaide on December 4.