Panesar picked for Sri Lanka tour

FORMER Luton Town & Indians spinner Monty Panesar has been named in England’s Test squad for their tour to Sri Lanka next month.

The left-armer returned to the England side with a bang during the recent Test series against Pakistan, taking 14 wickets at an average of 21.57 and is one of four spinners included for the two matches that start on March 26.

England: AJ Strauss (captain, Middlesex), JM Anderson (Lancashire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), RS Bopara (Essex), TT Bresnan (Yorkshire), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), AN Cook (Essex), SM Davies (Surrey), ST Finn (Middlesex), MS Panesar (Sussex), SR Patel (Nottinghamshire), KP Pietersen (Surrey), MJ Prior (Sussex), GP Swann (Nottinghamshire), JC Tredwell (Kent), IJL Trott (Warwickshire).