Bangladesh in England 2010 July 3, 2010

Trott and Tredwell earn international recalls

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Jonathan Trott has earned a one-day international recall as a replacement for the injured Kevin Pietersen while Graeme Swann has been rested, allowing James Tredwell to come into the squad for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh that begins July 8.

Trott was left out of England's one-day squad after their tour to South Africa last year but has been in good limited-overs form for Warwickshire this season and scored a century in England Lions' victory against West Indies A last month. His chance comes because Pietersen suffered a quad strain during the 42-run defeat to Australia in the final ODI at Lord's and will now undergo a rehabilitation period. National selector Geoff Miller feels the though the injury of no great concern England are erring on the side of caution.

"I think it is a minor injury," said Miller. "But we are obviously wary, because there is a lot of cricket coming up over the rest of the summer and the winter as well. I am sure he will be all right [for the forthcoming npower Test series against Pakistan] but can't say that categorically at this stage. I think it is a slight one as opposed to a major one. We are just being cautious. I think he will be all right in the very near future."

Though the injury provides a welcome return for Trott, who was once inked in in all formats for England, he is likely to start the series on the sidelines with Ian Bell slotting into Pietersen's No. 3 spot.

Tredwell's inclusion comes because Swann, who has been an ever-present in all formats for England over the past 12 months, has been given a period out to rest. He will, however, be free to play Championship cricket for Nottinghamshire.

"Graeme Swann has been involved in all forms of the game for some time now and this forthcoming period has been identified as the best opportunity to ensure Graeme has a suitable break ahead of a demanding schedule this summer and during the winter," said Miller.

Tredwell made his Test and ODI debut against Bangladesh in March but was leap-frogged by Michael Yardy into the side against Australia, with the view that he and Swann were too similar in styles.

"James Tredwell and Jonathan Trott have previously been involved with the England One-Day set up and will be excellent additions to the full England squad from the England Lions. Both have been in good form for the Lions and will relish the opportunity to make their mark in limited overs at the top level."

The only other change from the squad selected for the series against Australia is Ajmal Shahzad's inclusion ahead of Ryan Sidebottom. Shahzad impressed with pace and reverse-swing on Test debut against Bangladesh last month and has also been England Lions' best fast bowler in the recent games against West Indies A and India A. The England selectors may view this as another opportunity to give him full international experience, having already established Sidebottom's credentials.

England squad Andrew Strauss (capt), Craig Kieswetter, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Michael Yardy, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Ajmal Shahzad, Jonathan Trott.

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  • CandD-Ski on July 5, 2010, 18:46 GMT

    Couldn't agree more about the inexplicable absence of Rashid. He's having a great season for Yorkshire in both T20 and ODI formats with runs and wickets. Is anyone seriously pretending Treadwell is a better prospect for England? Give Rashid the experience against Bangladesh and send him on the Ashes tour where the bounce will help him.

  • CandD-Ski on July 5, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    Couldn't agree more about the inexplicable absence of Rashid. He's having a great season for Yorkshire in both T20 and ODI formats with runs and wickets. Is anyone seriously pretending Treadwell is a better prospect for England? Give Rashid the experience against Bangladesh and send him on the Ashes tour where the bounce will help him.

  • Paul_JT on July 5, 2010, 12:26 GMT

    Doubt the selectors pick on just recent Lions performances. I'd have had Bopara instead of Trott as reserve batsmen, he is the more likely for a World Cup in the subcontinent. Bell deserves the recall at 3 having gone away and improved.

  • Trickstar on July 5, 2010, 4:03 GMT

    Bopara even though he scored these runs against WI a side has played poorly in CC this year and has been found out a bit since he scored those runs against WI last year.Where as Bell as averaged 55 in tests since the ashes last year and has looked in great form for Warwickshire in OD stuff.Same can be said for Trott ,and to be honest he's unlucky to have lost his place in the OD team he's only had 4 matches and averages 50,and the last ODi he played he was 52 no against South Africa. The word around Headingley is Yorkshire have asked that Rashid be left this summer in CC to develop his skills and become the player they think he can be in the future.I'd like for Shahzad to be given a chance because he looks like he gives something the other England bowlers don't,accuracy and reverse swing.

  • Something_Witty on July 4, 2010, 23:48 GMT

    I hope Trott never plays for England again. His batting nearly puts me into a coma every time I'm forced to watch it. It must be so annoying for the fielding side too, I wonder why the bowler doesn't just throw the ball at his face sometimes. England need to remedy the balance of their side, only four actual batsmen (one of whom is out of form, two of whom are not very good ODI players) in the 11. If they keep the same lineup, more collapses like the one at Old Trafford will follow.

  • Simon_1 on July 4, 2010, 22:44 GMT

    I'm an England supporter and the 3-2 serues win meant little in my opinion (batting-wise). I still think the English batting line up is still weak (ish) and it can ONLY be improved if TRESCOTHICK comes back which he won't. Strauss is no ODI player. He averages under 30 against all major nation teams except for West Indies. Also the first 3 matches were against a weak Australian team who were "rusty" and their bowlers lacked firepower. Proves nothing as it was easy opposition. I mean if England beat Australia in the last match where Australia werent as rusty and Eng faced hostile bowling of 95mph+ then I would say England have truly developed as a ODI side. I still dont see it. England's gameplan is to always look to bowl, restrict the opposition to a low score and chase. I can't see England batting setting a score above par for the pitch consistently yet. Our middle order is fine but we need a "Trescothick opener" if England have any chance of winning next year.

  • simon_w on July 4, 2010, 22:25 GMT

    Bopara can feel unlucky, but I think Trott is deserves to be just ahead of him in the queue right now (it's worth just pointing out that while Bopara got a century today, after the selections were decided, Trott got one against the same opposition last week, in a game in which Bopara scored 16). Prior too is unfortunate, but I can see the argument for giving Kieswetter more opportunity as the longer-term option. Tredwell is a disappointing and, as others have said, conservative selection, though. It's not that he's a bad player, just that he offers nothing Swann doesn't, and is about the same age. Would much have preferred to see Rashid, especially against weaker opposition.

  • pochard on July 4, 2010, 21:05 GMT

    @Justaintcricket Prior has played 50 ODIs and never, not once, has he played a significant innings. 2 small 50s in 45 innings; average in mid-low 20s; has been tried at top and middle order; has been given a VERY long run to prove himself and failed to do so. If he gets back in it should only be after a sustained period of proving, not just a couple of good innings. Ifr Kieswetter fails, Steve Davies should be in line ahead of Prior anyway, he has better stats. Look at stats, they answer your question.

  • sameer_ahmed on July 4, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    I think Bopara should have been in, not just that he is batting well but his bowling has improved as well. BTW, as far as I know Cook and Flintoff are both Injured and hence not in the team.

  • dummy4fb on July 4, 2010, 16:32 GMT

    I still think batting is english weak point Luke , yardy and bressman are not equal to one top quality batsman when all the quality english team has is Pietersen and Collingwood with Morgan now doing better. Kieswetter is not top quality bat and nor is Struas a great one day player

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