Warwickshire batsmen Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott have been included in the England squad that will contest the Ashes in Australia this winter.
Bell has missed most of the summer through injury, but a succession of impressive performances on his return - including a century in the Bears' CB40 Final triumph at Lord's - have ensured his passage back into the England Test squad.
Trott has played a major part in England's Test series wins this summer over Bangladesh and Pakistan and was always expected to be included in the winter tour squad. He also played a match-winning innings for England in last summer's Ashes triumph.
It was also announced today that Trott has won a central contract for the first time, as has Steven Finn.
Meanwhile, Chris Tremlett and Monty Panesar have earned recalls to the England Test squad following a season of impressive domestic form, according to national selector Geoff Miller.
Surrey seamer Tremlett, who has not played a Test for his country since the home series against India in 2007, enjoyed an outstanding season in topping his county's bowling averages.
Panesar, meanwhile, took 52 wickets in his first season with Sussex and will travel as the second spinner to Graeme Swann.
When asked what had got the duo the nod ahead of the likes of James Tredwell and Ajmal Shahzad, Miller said: "They have something in common. They have both got new clubs to play for and we have watched them pretty constantly.
"Chris has led the attack and done really well at Surrey as opposed to being an ordinary bowler, like he was at Hampshire. He has taken responsibility and bowled really well.
"Conditions in Australia should suit him so consequently he got the nod on that.
"Monty went away and developed his game. He was having a bad time, we told him what he needed to do. He also got a new area to play in and he has produced the goods for them this year.
"He is a quality spinner and so we have two quality spinners going out."
England have not prevailed in Australia since the tour of 1986-87 when they were led by Mike Gatting, and they slumped to a 5-0 series whitewash under the captaincy of Andrew Flintoff on their last visit four years ago.
Ashes Test dates:
Nov 25-29 1st Test, Brisbane
Dec 3-7 2nd Test, Adelaide
Dec 16-20 3rd Test, Perth
De 26-30 4th Test, Melbourne
Jan 3-7 5th Test, Sydney