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Bresnan likely to be retained for 3rd Test against India

With Chris Tremlett still recovering from a back injury, pacer Tim Bresnan is set to retain his place in the England cricket team for the third Test against India starting August 10 in Edgbaston.

cricket Updated: Aug 08, 2011 10:45 IST

With Chris Tremlett still recovering from a back injury, pacer Tim Bresnan is set to retain his place in the England cricket team for the third Test against India starting August 10 in Edgbaston.

Tremlett has admitted that the back injury is still troubling him.

"Every day my injury has felt a bit better. It's niggling a bit. I bowled a couple of times in the week, not at full
pace, and it has reacted at times and been a bit sore," Tremlett was quoted as saying by newspapers here.

"The next two days will give me the chance to see how I go in training and I'll be monitored to see if I'm fit enough
to go into the game," he added.

Tremlett said he "was desperate to play the last game, but I was pretty honest with where I was."

"I had a fitness test and I knew realistically I wouldn't have got through the game. The last thing I wanted to do was
let my team-mates down by not being 100% fit and playing," he conceded.

"It's the same for this week. Hopefully my back will improve, but I have to make a fair call on whether I'm fit enough to get through a game. I guess we'll find out over the next few days of training."