Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 06:14pm
Bell and Swann fit for second Test
Both were expected to be included again after England's first-Test victory.
Bell, who was suffering with a bout of flu, was the biggest doubt. He spent substantial time off the field at Lord's and had to come in down at number eight in the second innings. Swann, meanwhile, felt nauseous on the fourth morning at Lord's.
The off-spinner was left out of the England team on their last Test trip to Leeds, where they drew with South Africa last August but England's number one slow bowler remains in the reckoning this time, in a 12 which also again includes Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan for his home Test.
Bresnan, hoping to play his first Test since undergoing elbow surgery last winter, is one of three Yorkshire players in the squad.
National selector Geoff Miller is encouraged by the Lord's victory, but again expects a tough match against opponents who had drawn their previous three Tests against England in New Zealand two months ago.
"It was pleasing to start the international summer with a win over New Zealand in the first Investec Test, and I thought the team showed a lot of fighting spirit when under pressure to set up the victory," he said.
"We are aware there are still areas that we need to improve on, and the players and coaches will be working hard before the second Test to ensure we continue to get better as a side.
"New Zealand showed again that they are a dangerous side, and we know we will need to produce another strong performance this week to secure a series victory."
England squad for second Investec Test against New Zealand at Headingley, starting on May 24: AN Cook (capt), JM Anderson, JM Bairstow, IR Bell, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, NRD Compton, ST Finn, MJ Prior (wkt), JE Root, GP Swann, IJL Trott.
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Graeme Swann, left, and Ian Bell are both in England's second-Test squad