Tredwell eager to get England nod
James Tredwell is hoping to get the opportunity to impress for England in the one-day game with Australia on Saturday.
The third game of the five-match series was washed out at Edgbaston and the rain is already looking like causing problems for this weekend's game at Chester-le-Street. Tredwell has been called into the England squad as a like-for-like replacement for off-spinner Graeme Swann and is hoping to make a first England appearance in 16 months. The 30-year-old was called into the squad to face the West Indies at Headingley last month but that game was hit by the weather, and Tredwell is hoping the same doesn't happen again and he gets a chance to take to the field. "I was involved at Headingley as well, which was washed out - with a long drive," he said. "So I'm just hoping that doesn't happen again, and we get a full game again." The selectors are likely to choose between Tredwell and all-rounder Samit Patel for the game in Durham, but the Kent bowler is hoping to get the nod and show what he can do in an England shirt to help Alastair Cook's side take a 3-0 lead in the series. "I'm hoping I'm the man to take Swanny's place. The boys have made a great start so far, and I want to help continue that," he added.