Fitness race for Bresnan


England seam bowler Tim Bresnan has undergone elbow surgery and now will concentrate on achieving fitness for the Test series against Pakistan in the new year.

The Yorkshire all-rounder was sent for an operation to remove a bone fragment after feeling discomfort during England's one-day series with India. England will face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates because of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan and will name their squad next week.

Nottinghamshire have signed England Lions batsman James Taylor from Leicestershire on a three-year deal. The two counties have agreed a compensation fee for the diminutive right-hander, who had a year left at Grace Road.