We caught up with new signing Tim Bresnan to discuss his first day as a Bear, his love for Edgbaston and his conversations with Paul Farbrace.

Bresnan will join the Bears initially on a loan deal, subject to ECB clearance, which covers the remainder of the 2020 county season, and will remain at the Club until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Born in Pontefract, Bresnan (35) has enjoyed a 19-year career in the game to date and played a lead role in the Yorkshire side that won back-to-back County Championships in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

At international level, he was part of the England sides that won the ICC men’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean in 2010 and that reached number one in the ICC Test world rankings in 2011. He also was part of England’s 2010/11 team that won the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 24 years and that retained the urn on home soil in 2013.