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Michael Vaughan has finally made it to the English Test Squad. He will be leading the side in the 2nd Test at Headingley. Vaughan has been out of the test side because of various injuries. He has just recently recovered from a finger injury that kept him out of action since the World Cup. But England will still Freddie Flintoff, who has failed a fitness test because of an injured ankle. Left arm medium pacer, Ryan Sidebottom makes his comeback. Sidebottom had featured in just the one test match and two ODIs for England in the past.
Owais Shah has been dropped to make way for Michael Vaughan. Opening bowler Matthew Hoggard, who was injured during the West Indian first innings in the Lord’s Test has been ruled out. His place has been taken by James Anderson. The first Test at Lord’s was drawn.
England squad : Michael Vaughan (Captain), Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Matthew Prior (Wicket Keeper), Liam Plunkett, Monty Panesar, Steve Harmison, James Anderson, Ryan Sidebottom