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Tremlett named World Cup reserve
February 9, 2011
Chris Tremlett, the England fast bowler, will fly out to Bangladesh as a traveling reserve with England's World Cup squad. He has recovered from a side strain, and will be on stand-by to be added to the 15-man squad in the event that the selectors need to replace an injured player.
Tremlett, 29, was awarded an incremental contract after his role in England's victorious Ashes campaign, and played in the first four one-dayers against Australia in January, taking six wickets at 33.50.
Eoin Morgan has already been ruled out of the World Cup due to a fractured finger and England are currently sweating on the fitness of five more members of their squad. Paul Collingwood received an injection on Monday, having suffered a back spasm during the penultimate ODI in Sydney. Tim Bresnan is stepping up his training having succumbed to a calf strain, while Ajmal Shahzad's hamstring injury is still causing concern.
Stuart Broad is believed to be on track having torn a stomach muscle back in December, while Graeme Swann is set to test his injured knee in the nets on Tuesday, having missed the latter stages of the Australia tour.
ECB National Selector Geoff Miller said: "While the injured bowlers in the 15-man squad are all progressing well, the selectors have decided it would be prudent to have an additional player on hand who is acclimatised in case we need to apply to the Event Technical Committee for a replacement due to injury."
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