England call Dernbach as Anderson`s cover for second Test
Cardiff: Uncapped Surrey seamer Jade Dernbach was called up into a 12-man England squad announced on Tuesday for the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord`s starting on Friday after James Anderson was forced out with injury.
Anderson suffered a side strain during the course of England`s first Test win and the swing bowler was not on the field when Sri Lanka were shot out for just 82 at Sophia Gardens here on Monday to give the hosts an innings and 14 run victory that left them 1-0 up in this three-match series.
Steven Finn, who played in the first two Tests of England`s Ashes win in Australia, retained his squad spot after being the man left out of the final XI from a 12-man party selected for the Cardiff opener.
The tall Middlesex seamer will now aim to see of the challenge from Dernbach in order to make a Test return at Lord`s, his home ground.
England’s squad :
Andrew Strauss (c), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.