Bresnan out for the season

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The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed the Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan will not take part in any cricket for the remainder of the summer.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed the Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan will not take part in any cricket for the remainder of the summer.

Bresnan, who has played a prominent role during England's successful Ashes campaign, has sustained a lower back injury and will spend the rest of the season trying recover from it.

"Bresnan will begin a recovery and rehabilitation programme and a date for his return to cricket will be determined in due course," read a statement from the ECB on Thursday.

Bresnan, who actually missed the first Ashes Test, said he was absolutely devastated by the news. However, he took the opportunity to wish his team well ahead of the final Test Match, which starts at the Oval later this month. This news will certainly have punters at sites like <a href='http://https://www.bwin.com/' class='instorylink'><b>www.bwin.com</b></a> considering whether to back the Aussies or the English.

"Really gutted to be missing the last test! Wishing the boys well for the Oval," said Bresnan via his Twitter feed.

Bresnan took ten wickets during the Ashes campaign and also made meaningful contributions with bat. His absence effectively creates an opening for another talented bowler to prove himself at international level. At this juncture, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett seem to be the obvious options.

While Bresnan's injury might be of little consequence in this Ashes series, there is the small matter of a Limited Overs campaign, which starts later this year.

It is well documented that Bresnan is a crucial cog in the shorter format of the game.

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