"Jimmy's bowling really well, he's just got a five-for against Durham, and the other lads I played against at Headingley and they're bowling well. It's up to the selectors but it's good for English cricket that there's all these people vying for not so many places."
Miller added: "Andrew Flintoff was obviously unavailable for selection due to a side strain, which is a shame for Andrew and for England, but I know he'll continue to work hard with the Lancashire medical team and be back in contention in due course.
"Clearly there is very healthy competition for places in this Test side, which can only be good for England.
"The selection of this squad maintains a position of continuity from the winter following a series win against New Zealand.
"We're expecting an equally tough series here at home and believe we have a squad capable of building on the success stemming from last winter."
He added: "The decision to leave the likes of Stephen Harmison out of the squad was a difficult one but we've no doubt that Stephen, along with several other players, will continue to fight every inch of the way to stake a claim for England selection."
England squad: MP Vaughan (Yorkshire, capt), AN Cook (Essex), AJ Strauss (Middlesex), KP Pietersen (Hampshire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), PD Collingwood (Durham), TR Ambrose (Warwickshire, wkt), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), RJ Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire), MS Panesar (Northamptonshire), JM Anderson (Lancashire), MJ Hoggard (Yorkshire).
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