London, June 27: England's pace bowling options for their five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka have been given a fillip as Tim Bresnan has reportedly recovered from a calf strain and will be available for selection for Tuesday's first match at The Oval.
Bresnan was a premier member of the team that won the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean last May, but he came in for real recognition during England's Ashes and World Cup winter in 2010-11. He played a crucial role in the decisive Test win over Australia at Melbourne, and went on to claim five inexpensive wickets in the exciting World Cup tie versus India at Bangalore.
However, Bresnan sat out the ODI series in Australia owing to his calf issue, and underwent another scan before England's ten-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the World Cup quarter-final in Colombo. Since returning to England, he has been hampered by the problem, and was ruled out of the Test series against Sri Lanka after suffering a tear while bowling in a county match.
Bresnan's keen accuracy and beguiling pace, apart from his capable lower-order batting, make him a prized member of England's one-day set-up.