Kent skipper James Tredwell hopes he has done enough to earn a place in the England ODI side for the upcoming series with Australia
James Tredwell says he thinks he has done enough to earn a place in England’s one-day plans for the upcoming series with Australia, whether or not spin rival Graeme Swann is selected.
The 31-year-old Kent skipper – this week named in the England t20 squad for two games with Australia – has generally acted as understudy to fellow off-spinner Swann, who has been rested from short-form cricket in recent seasons in the wake of a persistent elbow problem.
England are set to play a warm-up ODI game against Ireland in Dublin on September 3 before a five-match NatWest series against the Australians which starts on September 6 at Headingley.
However Tredwell revealed he was in the dark about his prospects, saying: "I’ve not heard anything yet. I guess they’re fully entwined in the Ashes series. I guess they’ll look forward to the one-dayers after that.”
Tredwell insisted he has no problem being behind Swann in the pecking order for the Test side but says he hopes he has done enough to earn his place in the one-day side in his own right. He said: “Swanny’s been fantastic for the England team and if they do decide to rest him at any point, hopefully I’ve done enough to be the man that they call.
“Equally, I’d like to think I’ve done enough in one-day cricket to be the man they call-up straight away. Whether he’s going to be in the squad or not, I’m hoping I’m still going to be there.”
Tredwell has also been mentioned for the Ashes Down Under this winter. He said: “I’ve got to probably put a few more wickets on the board. If I do that, then hopefully my name’s in the pot.”
Tredwell is in the 13-man t20 squad to face Australia at Southampton on August 29 and at Durham two days later.
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