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England trio set to return

— 22 March 2013

Yorkshire will have the services of their England contingent ahead of the start of the 2013 County Cricket season, after the ECB confirmed the availability of international trio Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan and Joe Root.

Jonny Bairstow, who will make his sixth test cap on Friday in England’s final test against New Zealand in Auckland, will be available for all cricket from the start of season. .

Joe Root, who has become regular starter in the England team in all forms of the game, will be available for game against Lancashire (16-18 April) and LV=CC games against Durham (24-27 April), Derbyshire (29 April-2 May) and Somerset (7-10 May). Available for Yorkshire Bank 40 games against Glamorgan (5 May) and Somerset (11 May).

Meanwhile, Tim Bresnan continues to recover from his elbow injury and is hoping to be fit to play for Yorkshire at some stage in April should everything go to plan.

Yorkshire will also be up against other established England players in the early part of the season seamer Graham Onions will play against the White Rose for Durham at the end of April and Somerset’s Nick Compton and Jos Buttler will play against the Vikings in the opening Yorkshire Bank 40 match on May 11 at Headingley.