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Kent Cricket spinner James Tredwell admits he would be upset not to figure for England during the World T20 competition in Bangladesh

14 February 2014
by Alex Hoad

James Tredwell

Kent spinner James Tredwell says he will be “pretty upset” if he is overlooked for the England side at next month’s ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.

Tredwell has returned from the Ashes tour to Australia and was included in the final 15-man party for the tournament and a limited overs tour to the Caribbean before it.

The former Kent skipper – who will turn 32 while in the Caribbean – has 27 ODI caps for England and has appeared in eight t20 games but was left on the sidelines as England won the World T20 in the West Indies four years ago.

He said: “Being called-up I guess is the reward for a good last year but I’m a pretty pessimistic bloke in myself and you always have doubts. It’s part of what drives me on to get better.

“I am pleased to be involved and hopefully I’ll get a few more games. I am a proud sportsman, you always want to be involved and keep improving. Hopefully, that will never leave me. If it does, your time is up.”

Tredwell was omitted from the England side for the opening ODI in Melbourne last month, despite having been a mainstay during the ICC Champions Trophy and home series against Australia and New Zealand last summer.

The New Romney spinner said: “I was pretty disappointed to miss the first ODI. The same will go for this tour. I will be pretty upset if I don’t play a reasonable amount of games.
“I would like to think I will be involved, although there is a lot of talent about. I have just got to concentrate on my own game.”

England face a three-match ODI series in Antigua on February 28, March 2 and 5 and a three-match t20 series in Barbados on March 9, 11 and 13 before the start of their World t20 campaign against New Zealand on March 22.


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