Old & new in England party

  • IANS, London
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  • Updated: Aug 19, 2011 00:32 IST

England's Graeme Swann (2nd R) and Matt Prior (R) run to celebrate with bowler Stuart Broad (3rd L) with teammates Alastair Cook (L) and Ian Bell (2nd L) after Broad took the last wicket of Ishant Sharma to win the match during day five of the 1st Test match at Lord's in London.

England will invite all the players involved in their journey to the top of Test cricket to attend the celebrations of their feat on the final day of the fourth cricket Test against India at The Oval.

Twenty-three players have represented England at Test level since Andy Flower was appointed full-time coach following the tour of the Caribbean in the spring of 2009.  Thirteen of them are in the squad for this game.

In a gesture to thank all those behind England's rise before Flower, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will go back as far as 2007 to compile the list of cricketers, a report in Daily Mail said.


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