Graeme Onions and Chris Tremlett have both been included in an England squad showing one change for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Chester-le-Street.
After England retained the Ashes following a fifth-day wash out in the third Test at Old Trafford Andy Flower's side go in search of victory in the series in Durham but without Monty Panesar who misses out.
Onions, who finished with match figures of 7-62 against Middlesex in the County Championship, and Tremlett were both included in the squad for the third test before being overlooked.
But with James Anderson and Stuart Broad having played the first three Tests and with England having retained the Ashes ahead of the series down-under this winter, the selectors may choose to rest one of their front-line seamers.
While Tremlett has suffered from back and knee injuries in the past two years, which has stalled his international career, Onions recovered from elbow surgery to become the leading first-class wicket-taker in the County Championship in 2012.
National Selector Geoff Miller said: "While the players should be congratulated on retaining the Ashes there is still a lot of cricket left in this series and it is important that the players recover and refocus ahead of another crucial week of Test cricket.
"The inclusion of Graham Onions and Chris Tremlett gives Andy Flower and Alastair Cook an opportunity to assess both the fitness of the bowling attack following the third Test as well as the conditions at Durham."
Anderson took 10-158 in the first Test at Trent Bridge but has since added just five wickets to slip behind Graeme Swann and Peter Siddle in the race to be the leading wicket-taker in the series, while Broad has struggled with the ball, taking just six wickets at an average of 52.
Just twelve-and-a-half weeks separate the end of the fifth Test at The Oval and the start of the first Test down under in Brisbane, a three month gap which includes two Twenty20 internationals and a five-match one-day series between the Ashes rivals.