England v Australia: James Tredwell aims to cement place

England v Australia: James Tredwell wants to cement his standing in the ODI squad against Michael Clarke's side on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

James Tredwell wants to continue his excellent ODI form and cement his England place when the hosts face Australia at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.

The spin bowler has proven a more than capable back-up option for Graeme Swann over the past 12 months, although the 31-year-old struggled against the Aussies in recent Old Trafford encounter.

England are currently tied 1-1 with Michael Clarke’s men in the four-match ODI series, and Tredwell wants to bounce back and impress the national selectors in the fourth match.

“The last 12 months have been fantastic for me in this form of the game, and I just want that to continue,” Tredwell said.

“It comes from performance. Your standing within the group tends to rise a bit when you put in a few good ones.

“I guess now the hard work really begins. You’ve had a few goes, done reasonably well, and you need to keep that going really.”

When asked whether he had now become England’s premier spin-bowling option, Tredwell added: “I’d like to think my name would be in the hat.

“I think I’ve put in the performances to be there or thereabouts. The decision wouldn’t be mine … I think I’ve done pretty well over the last little period. I need to keep that going.”

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