Manchester, England, Aug 6: England has called up paceman Graham Onions to its 13-man squad for the fourth Ashes test against Australia at Durham.
Offspinner Monty Panesar and batsman James Taylor dropped out of the group, which will look to secure a draw or victory to win the Ashes outright after retaining the urn with a draw at Old Trafford on Monday.
National selector Geoff Miller says “while the players should be congratulated on retaining the Ashes, there is still a lot of cricket left in this series and it is important that the players recover and refocus ahead of another crucial week of test cricket.”
If selected, Onions would be playing on his home ground.
Squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graham Onions, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Jonathan Trott.