Tredwell backed for Test place

James Tredwell shone at Horsham

James Tredwell shone at Horsham

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James Tredwell has been backed for a Test call-up after helping Sussex record an historic double over Warwickshire.

The on-loan Kent spinner took 4-7 as Sussex bowled the Bears out for just 99 at Horsham to seal an emphatic 226 run victory.

It was the first time since 1960 that Sussex had beaten Warwickshire home and away in the Championship – and only the fourth time ever – and significantly eased their relegation fears.

Tredwell has only played one Test against Bangladesh in 2010 but is a regular in the limited overs side.

Sussex team-mate Chris Jordan is due to link up with the England squad today ahead of the third Test at the Rose Bowl and believes Tredwell could be the solution to the side’s lack of a specialist spinner.

Jordan said: “Tredy is a high-class bowler. He has shown that at international level already.

“He has already proved he has the right mental attitude to play for England so I am sure he could make that step up to Test match level.

“He has got a solid action and he gets purchase off wickets. Since he has come to Sussex he has done brilliantly and he got his rewards in this game.”

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9:25am Fri 25 Jul 14

MikeTheMan says...

Oh come on! Tredwell bowled superbly yesterday on a fourth day turning Horsham pitch. But even including that 4-7 his record for us is 4 Championship matches in which he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 41. He most certainly helped us to win yesterday but that record hardly suggests he is the spinner England need. He's only with us because he couldn't get a game for Kent in Division 2.
Oh come on! Tredwell bowled superbly yesterday on a fourth day turning Horsham pitch. But even including that 4-7 his record for us is 4 Championship matches in which he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 41. He most certainly helped us to win yesterday but that record hardly suggests he is the spinner England need. He's only with us because he couldn't get a game for Kent in Division 2. MikeTheMan
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10:03am Fri 25 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

MikeTheMan wrote:
Oh come on! Tredwell bowled superbly yesterday on a fourth day turning Horsham pitch. But even including that 4-7 his record for us is 4 Championship matches in which he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 41. He most certainly helped us to win yesterday but that record hardly suggests he is the spinner England need. He's only with us because he couldn't get a game for Kent in Division 2.
Yes, with you on this Mike. No way. We pulled off a great result on a turning pitch yesterday but Tredders isn't Test quality. Sorry CJ but I think you're wrong on this one.
[quote][p][bold]MikeTheMan[/bold] wrote: Oh come on! Tredwell bowled superbly yesterday on a fourth day turning Horsham pitch. But even including that 4-7 his record for us is 4 Championship matches in which he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 41. He most certainly helped us to win yesterday but that record hardly suggests he is the spinner England need. He's only with us because he couldn't get a game for Kent in Division 2.[/p][/quote]Yes, with you on this Mike. No way. We pulled off a great result on a turning pitch yesterday but Tredders isn't Test quality. Sorry CJ but I think you're wrong on this one. Max Ripple
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