England selectors have recalled Chris Tremlett into England’s 30-member squad for the mid-year international season. The lanky fast bowler has not played any Test cricket since January 2012 due to a long-standing back problem.
Since he has gained his fitness back, the selectors want to take full advantages of his skills. England and Wales Cricket Board national selector, Geoff Miller said:
"The players included in this squad reflect the progress they have made with senior England teams and the England Lions over the last 12 months."
"All of the players named in the EPS (England Performance Squad) have been involved with one or more of the England squads during the winter, with the exception of Chris Tremlett, who has been going through a rehabilitation process."
The Englishmen are going through a little dull patch over the past few months. They did well in India to win the Test series comprehensively, but lost rhythm afterwards. After losing the ODI series, the Poms completely lost the rhythm and could not win the
Test series against New Zealand lately.
The side is getting ready to play back-to-back Ashes. But before that, it is due to meet the Black Caps in May-June. It will be a very interesting series for the side, as the side will get ready for the big clash against the archrivals, Australia.
Tremlett has served the country in 11 matches, taking 49 wickets at an average of 26.75 seconds. His ODI stats are not much impressive though, as he bagged only 15 wickets in 15 matches for England.
The quick bowler has nearly 400 first-class wickets under his belt. It will be interesting to see how he performs after a long break.
England Performance Squad 2013:
Alastair Cook (Test and one-day captain), Stuart Broad (Twenty20 captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Nick Compton, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, James Harris, Craig Kieswetter,
Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Graham Onions, Monty Panesar, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Chris Tremlett, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright.