Sidebottom to sit out Riverside clash

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Nottinghamshire left-arm seam bowler Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of Wednesday’s NatWest Twenty20 international against South Africa at Chester-le-Street with a hip problem.

Sidebottom has not travelled with the England squad to face Scotland in Edinburgh tomorrow and will have a fitness check at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been added to the squad to face Scotland as cover for Chris Tremlett who is suffering with a heel injury.

Bresnan opened the bowling for England Lions in Saturday's six-wicket victory over South Africa that squared the mini-series between the two sides.

Bresnan sent down an admirable opening burst of 8-1-28-0 to help the Lions restrict South Africa to just 209 from their 50 overs, with Samit Patel's unbeaten 60 guiding the home side to a comfortable victory inside 42 overs.

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