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Stuart Dalgleish 23rd May 2010 - 9:19

Cook and Strauss back in squad for Bangladesh series

England have named their squad for the first Test against Bangladesh and the last two captains of the longer format of the game are back in the team after missing the successful World Twenty20 tournament.

Andrew Strauss will captain the team for the home series after missing the tour at the start of the year in Bangladesh.

His stand in for that tour was Alastair Cook, who performed well in some limited overs matches before the T20 but was left out of that squad.

There's no place in the squad for two heroes of the World Twenty20 team; captain Paul Collingwood and bowler Stuart Broad, they are rested like Strauss was for the previous tour to keep them fresh for the busy schedule ahead.

One player who has got a chance to shine after the Caribbean though is Eoin Morgan, the Irish-born player was fantastic with the bat in the T20 and will hope to show that he's not just suited to limited overs cricket against opposition that should allow him time to find his feet in the longer format of the game.

James Anderson will be expected to go straight in to the first team after not appearing in any of England's games in the West Indies, Ryan Sidebottom kept him out then but there's no place for the Yorkshireman.

Here's the full squad:

Andrew Stauss (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Alastair Cook, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Ajmal Shazad, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.



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